Saturday, August 10, 2019

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Coming to Lake Placid

wild and scenic film festivalThe Ausable River Association (AsRA) is set to host a night of visual storytelling through film at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, on tour at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

This event celebrates the beauty of wild places and thework being done to protect them.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, curated by the South Yuba River Citizens League, premieres each year during the third week of January in Nevada City, CA. Now in its 17th year, 10 films from the festival are coming to Lake Placid.

Feature films include Last Green Thread, a story about three friends as they embark on a journey through the Everglades Headwaters in Florida to survey a fragile wilderness corridor before it disappears and Seeds of Hope, an examination of the Akwesasne of Northern New York, the Hudson Valley Farmhub, and Seedshed as they work to protect Native American seeds and culture at the risk of extinction. John Davis, a wildlands conservationist will join AsRA’s Executive Director, Kelley Tucker to introduce the films and their connection to our local communities.

During the festival there will be a raffle featuring gear from major outdoor brands and local businesses. Additionally, beer, wine, and other drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival will take place at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) on Thursday, August 15th, from 7 to 9 pm. The LPCA is located at 17 Algonquin Dr, Lake Placid. Tickets cost $20. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Tickets can be purchased at the LPCA box office, online, or by calling (518) 523-2512. Additionally, tickets are available at The Mountaineer in Keene Valley and Origin Coffee in Saranac Lake. For more information contact the Ausable River Association at, call (518) 637-6859 or visit their website.

Photo of Wild & Scenic Film Festival provided.

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