11th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival is back on Sunday October 21 at Red Mountain Cabaret Theatre

Photo from the Southern Exposure Film Series

The annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to Birmingham for its 11th year on October 21 at Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret Theatre.

Hosted by the Alabama Rivers Alliance and Alabama Environmental Council, the festival will showcase short documentaries from all over the world, as well as the 2018 Southern Exposure films highlighting and exploring local Alabama environmental issues.

The centerpiece of Alabama’s Wild & Scenic program is a curated selection of award-winning films from the national Wild & Scenic Film Festival. The films cover a variety of topics including: community organization, exploration of unique characters, land preservation, invasive species, wildlife appreciation, adventures of the young and old, unsung environmental heroes, and more.

Along with the national films, after a two year absence the Southern Exposure Films series returns this year with five films about Alabama’s conservation movement and issues.

Birmingham
Photo via Southern Exposure Films website

“For more than ten years running, it has been a highlight to bring these films to Alabama to spur conversation and action,” said Cindy Lowry, executive director of Alabama Rivers Alliance. “This is a great time for us to see and hear amazing stories about people around the world celebrating the great outdoors and creative solutions to care for the environment. The films are always inspiring and encourage all of us to be good stewards of our state’s environment – in an entertaining and engaging way!”

EVENT DETAILS:

Date and Time: Sunday, October 21 Doors open at 1:30 pm and films begin at 2:15 pm.

Location Address: Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret Theatre (301 19th Street North)

Ticket Prices:

$25 (includes light food, drink tickets, door prize entries, one year membership to the Alabama Rivers Alliance and Alabama Environmental Council)
$15 (includes light food and one year membership to the Alabama Rivers Alliance and Alabama Environmental Council)
$10 for Students (includes light food and one year membership to the Alabama Rivers Alliance and Alabama Environmental Council)
Kids under 12, free

Tickets can be purchased at the DOOR or ONLINE.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.