Wild and Scenic Film Festival Returns Next Week

“Currents of Hope” is the theme for this year’s Wild and Scenic Film Festival, coming to the Whiteside Theater on Thursday, Nov. 17. The festival will feature 13 short films from Oregon and around the world, all focused on presenting hope and potential solutions to our environmental problems. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the festival begins at 7, with films running until about 9:30. The Whiteside will provide its usual popcorn and treats, with Block 15 beer and Lumos wine available for 21+ filmgoers. 

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for college students, and $5 for kids, 12th grade and younger. Click here to buy online. Tickets will also be available at the door. Proceeds support the Corvallis Environmental Center and its mission of connecting local youth with nature and healthy food. 

Readers who can’t make it to the festival can also stream it from home for $25, from November 17-21, and a special curated version of that stream is available for local teachers and students to watch in the classroom. 

The festival schedule is as follows: 

  • “Finding Salmon” 
  • “Rooted in Culture: Oregon’s Wild Camas” 
  • “My Last Day of Summer” 
  • “SHABA” 
  • “Vala North” 
  • “True Wild” 
  • “Maneuvers” 

Then, after an intermission: 

  • “Rainforest Action” 
  • “TransSending” 
  • “The Church Forests of Ethiopia” 
  • “Guardians of the River” 
  • “Can’t Beat This Place for Fun” 
  • “One Star Reviews: National Parks” 

Check back here on Wednesday, Nov. 16, for a more detailed preview of the festival’s films. 

By Ian Rose 

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