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Wild & Scenic Film Festival brings best outdoor, conservation films to Bend on September 9
Experience rock climbing in Lebanon, skiing in Antarctica and more when the Wild & Scenic Film Festival makes its stop in Bend on Friday, Sept. 9.
Tickets are on sale now for two screenings at the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend. Prices include all ticketing fees.
Matinee: Doors 3:30 p.m. | Show 4:30 p.m. | $14 for general admission, $10 for minors and students| Tickets: http://www.towertheatre.org/tickets-and-events/wild-and-scenic-film-festival-matinee
Evening: Doors 7 p.m. | Show 8 p.m. | $16 for general admission, $10 for minors and students | Tickets: http://www.towertheatre.org/tickets-and-events/wild-and-scenic-film-festival-evening-screening
Now in its 15th year, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival features the most stunning films about outdoor adventure and conservation from around the world. This year’s on-tour lineup also features several Oregon connections.
In “Mile for Mile,” Bend-based ultra-runner Jeff Browning and two others run the length of the newly created Patagonia Park in Chile. Browning, a Patagonia ambassador ultrarunner and a podium finisher at the 2016 Western States 100, is slated to attend the evening showing.
In addition, Oregon’s own Owyhee Canyonlands will be on display in the film about Portland-based KEEN’s Live Monumental movement. Starting in 2015, KEEN launched an unprecedented effort to urge for protection of five national treasures, including the Owyhee. A film crew followed the Live Monumental RV as KEEN traveled the nation raising awareness about these public lands.
The film festival, presented by Bend-based E2 Solar (e2solar.com), is a benefit for the Oregon Natural Desert Association, a nonprofit organization that has worked to protect, defend and restore Oregon’s high desert for nearly 30 years. We’re working to protect stunning, ecologically significant areas in the Central Oregon Backcountry, Greater Hart-Sheldon Region, John Day River Basin and Owyhee Canyonlands. Learn more at ONDA.org or about the event at ONDA.org/wsff.