Wild and Scenic Film Festival May 30

FilmFestivalMEDMark your calendar and reserve tickets now, because the Brenau Downtown Center is hosting a unique event on Saturday, May 30: A Wild & Scenic Film Festival.

In a collaboration with the Brenau Sustainability Office, local wilderness outfitters and the University of North Georgia, the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper has put together a selection of movies that show the good, the bad and the beautiful of today’s world. Topics of more than a dozen films range from interstate water wars, hydraulic fracking, wilderness experiences and hidden rivers of Southern Appalachia to problems and success stories in the tropical rainforest. Riverkeeper and Brenau people will introduce each group of films.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with display tables by local organizations and companies. Beer and water will be available in the lobby, but no drinks allowed in the theater. Door prizes as well as a raffle – with a full-size kayak as first prize – will be available. In addition, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper is offering a special membership incentive with ticket purchase to this event.

The film showing begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 general admission. It is strongly recommended to purchase tickets online at http://chattahoochee.org/wildscenic2015 because availability is limited at the door.

Proceeds of the festival benefit the Lake Lanier Floating Classroom Project, offering youth environmental education with the only floating classroom in Georgia.

More information can be obtained at the website above or by emailing Dr. Rudi Kiefer, ude.uanerb@refeikr.