The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association and Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas have led the way in bringing environmental films to the Upper Arkansas Valley. The two organizations are again partnering to bring the Wild & Scenic Film Fest 2016, a world-renowned tour of the latest, cutting-edge environmental films, to Salida on Saturday, March 12 at the Salida Steamplant Theater. The event will benefit GARNA and LTUA and includes environmental and adventure films an “incredible selection of films to change your world.” Considered one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals, this year’s films combine stellar film making, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling.
Salida film highlight: Martin’s Boat. Honoring the legacy of Martin Litton, this film follows the newest boat in the Grand Canyon Dories fleet, the Marble Canyon, on its maiden voyage down the legendary Colorado River through the grandest canyon on Earth. Martin pioneered whitewater dories on the Colorado River in the 1960’s and started a proud tradition of naming the boats after wild places that had been lost or compromised by the hand of man. From wildandscenicfilmfestival.org.
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Films start at 6:30 and will go until 9:30 pm. Drinks, food and popcorn will be available for sale. Ticket prices start at $10 with membership incentive. Kids 18 and under are just $5.