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Wild and Scenic Film Festival tour visits county

Wild and Scenic Film Festival tour to make stop Thursday in Riverton

Apr 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival tour returns to Lander April 26 and will expand to include Riverton for the first time on April 25. The screenings will showcase nine short films on environmental issues and adventure sports.

"It's using the film to inspire activism," said Wyoming Outdoor Council administrative coordinator Linda Sisco. "It should be inspiring; it should be fun."

The Lander show will be 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 26 at the Monarch Room of the Pronghorn Lodge.

The Riverton event will be 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 25 at Central Wyoming College's Little Theater.

The nine films have a total run time of two hours, and an intermission is included. The Lander show includes complimentary coffee, tea and water with more refreshments possibly available for purchase.

The Wyoming Outdoor Council and Wild Iris Mountain Sports are the sponsors of the event.

Festival goers will have their tickets entered in a raffle for outdoor gear, Wild Iris gift certificates and gift certificates for local restaurants.

Advance tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 years old and younger. Student tickets are $5 and include a one-year Wyoming Outdoor Council membership.

Prices at the door are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Admission is free for people who join the Wyoming Outdoor Council for the first time. Membership is $15.

Tickets are available in advance at the Wyoming Outdoor Council, 262 Lincoln St., Lander, and at Wild Iris, 166 Main St., Lander.

The Wyoming Outdoor Council and Wild Iris staff chose the nine films to be screened from the 80 films that are part of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival tour. The main festival takes place in Nevada City, Calif., and has been staged by the South Yuba Citizen's League since 2003.

"We picked out some we thought are related to issues in Wyoming, and some are just for fun," Sisco said.

Films that will be shown in Fremont County address climate change, uranium mining and water issues, and others feature skiers, snowboarders and cyclists.

The tour visited Lander for the first time last year, and is showing films in Riverton for the first time this year.

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