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Wilderness comes home with Wild and Scenic Film Festival

| January 19, 2021 1:00 AM

Breathtaking vistas. High adventure. Stories that celebrate both nature and the human spirit.

It’s what the Wilderness experience is all about. And it’s exactly what you get at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. The annual lineup of the best nature films the world has to offer is back. It all happens in a new, virtual format this year 6:30-8:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, Jan. 30.

Hosted by Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, the film festival is one of the organization’s regular annual events. But of course, 2021 is far from a regular year. In keeping with the times, you can tune into the film festival this year from the comfort of your own home. Just visit scotchmanpeaks.org/events to buy tickets. Then follow the provided instructions to stream the festival on the night of the event.

This year, there are nine short films to look forward to. But that’s just the beginning. Hang out afterward for a live Q&A session with professional filmmakers like Erik Daarstad, David Rennke and Joe Foster.

Feel like some dinner with your movies? Utara Brewing is teaming up with FSPW to offer ticket and food bundles. You’ll be able to pick up Utara’s delicious beer, naan pizzas and their famous curry pot pies, a specialty menu item just for the occasion. Just remember: Food tickets are limited, so order soon!

For a little extra excitement, pick up some raffle tickets. There are some amazing items up for grabs, including a backpacking pack from six moon designs, daypack from peak designs, and Klean Kanteen travel mugs. Just add a few raffle tickets to your order at scotchmanpeaks.org/events when you check out.

So order up those tickets and food. Throw on some pajamas. And get ready to lose yourself in some amazing stories of wilderness adventure. It’s a one-of-a-kind film festival, and this year, it’s coming right into your home.