Patrick Stewart featured guest at film festival

By | January 11, 2010

Patrick Stewart featured guest at film festival

From Shakespearean theatre to Star Trek’s Jean Luc Picard to the X-Men, Patrick Stewart is now doing his part on the green screen as the narrator for the new environmental adventure film, Nature Propelled, which will premiere at the Wild & Scenic film festival.

Patrick Stewart will be the featured guest at SYRCL’s 8th annual Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival, which runs from Jan. 15 to Jan. 17 in Nevada City.

From Shakespearean theatre to Star Trek’s Jean Luc Picard to the X-Men, Stewart is now doing his part on the green screen as the narrator for the new environmental adventure film, Nature Propelled, which will premiere at the Wild & Scenic film festival this year. Nature Propelled was filmed by Seth Warren who received a People’s Choice Award for his film Oil & Water at Wild & Scenic in 2008.

SYRCL’s annual film festival is known for an artful blend of film, activism, truth and community. The year of 2010 is shaping up to be no different and this year’s theme will focus on what nourishes our bodies ever day – Food and Water.

Food and Water and its cultivation, procurement, and consumption has seen an extensive revolution, most of which is considered “underground”- that is until you see this year’s selection of films. Our 20 feature films will provide savvy consumers of today with critical information on the history of food, organic farming practices, overfishing, community supported agriculture (CSA), organic cuisine, soil, colony collapse disorder, and the national food industry’s evolution over the last 50 years.

Kathy Dotson, Wild & Scenic Film Festival Director, and her festival team has had the exciting and challenging role of sifting through hundreds of films to uncover the one’s that are considered must see for anyone who has a vested interest in their food source.

Films such as Food Inc., What’s Organic about Organic?, Big River (a follow up to King Corn), and Nourish, starring Cameron Diaz will bring to light the variety of issues to debate and consider as individuals and ultimately communities figure out how to collectively make fundamental choices about the kind of world to live in.

All advance ticket buyers will be entered into a drawing for a pass to the 2011 festival and other prizes including a CSA package. Advance tickets sales and the film schedule will be available online beginning Dec. 1 at www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org.

Tickets can also be purchased at Nevada City’s Victorian Christmas sponsored by the NC Chamber of Commerce. Tickets will be sold on December 9, 13, 16, and 20 at Festival Headquarters, which is located at 221 Broad St. (formerly the Broad Street Furnishings building).

via Nevada City Advocate – A free news & entertainment Newspaper Serving Nevada City & Greater Nevada County – SYRCL announces its featured guest for January’s film festival.

Says Seth: “Wild & Scenic was the natural place to premiere my new film, Nature Propelled. As a People’s Choice Award-winner for Oil + Water at the 2008 festival, I know W&S has the ideal audience for my style of film, especially with its focus on conservation. Nevada City is one of my mountain towns with the perfect atmosphere for an environmental film festival.” – wildandscenic

There are actually 130 different films at 8 different venues. The Nevada Theatre only holds 350 so there is a queue system where the first 350 people will get numbers. You will have to be in line at 5:15 PM on Saturday night. Doors open at 6:30 PM. If you aren’t there when your number is called, you will be skipped. People will be ushered in in numerical order. So far (subject to change) Sir Patrick (who is the narrator of Nature Propelled) will be coming from SF on Friday, there for the Sat evening session and may be around the festival watching various films. If you can’t get in to see that particular film, you will get to see another film, as they have 8 venues with different films running. Nature Propelled starts at 8:24 PM.

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