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Second annual Wild & Scenic film festival Sept. 22-24

 


The Wild & Scenic Film Festival – the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festival – will stop in Pittsburgh in September for two engagements as part of its nationwide tour to showcase environmental films that inspire action.

Two local environmental nonprofit organizations, the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) and Allegheny CleanWays, will host the two evenings of short films showcasing ecosystems and powerful stories of individuals and communities protecting the environment.

 “This year’s festival highlights human connections to the natural world, from Rocky Mountain streams to Southeast Asian rainforests to Pittsburgh’s own three rivers, and all films will educate and inspire festival-goers to take action to protect the local and global environment,” according to PRC Regional Director Justin Stockdale. “The festival offers individuals clear opportunities to engage with us and other organizations in pursuit of a cleaner and healthier environment.”

The second annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival will take place:

• Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Harris Theater in Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District in partnership with the Re:NEW Festival. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 6:30 p.m. Paul Fireman, president of Pittsburgh-based Fireman Creative, will serve as emcee.

• Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m. Doug Oster, organic gardening expert and Home and Garden editor of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, will serve as emcee.

Tickets are $15 with all proceeds benefiting PRC and Allegheny CleanWays.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by visiting http://www.prc.org/filmfestival2016/ or calling 412-488-7490 x105.

 

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