Wild & Scenic Film Festival Park City Screening


Thursday, April 23, 2015 / 7:00-9:00 p.m. / Prospector Theatre


SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a call to action! The films illustrate not only the challenges facing our planet but the work communities are doing to protect the environment and the places we love. The stories give us a sense of place and what it means to be responsible stewards of the earth.

Summit Land Conservancy has selected 7 environmental and adventure films ranging from 2-36 minutes in length. From an awe-inspiring film showcasing the mountain biking skills of Danny Macaskill to a profile on how snowboarder Jeremy Jones combines adventure and scientific research to protect the places where we play; from an exploration of the choices Montana farming and ranching communities faced while trying to save unprotected public land to a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act; from a joyful look at a forest kindergarten program in Switzerland to a Seussical glimpse into what our countries most iconic wilderness places mean to children, these 7 films will inspire, educate, and maybe even challenge viewers.

All proceeds will benefit the Summit Land Conservancy. Our top sponsor is the Intermountain Park City Medical Center, and we are grateful to them for making this event possible.

Arrive early to sign up to win fabulous door prizes; doors open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets available online or at the door: $10 in advance online and $15 the day of the event, at the door only.

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Volunteer Information:

We are looking for open space enthusiasts to volunteer and help with festival operations BOTH evenings. Visit our SignUpGenius page for more information and details. We thank you in advance for assisting us with this successful event!


Movie Synopses


Common Ground

Several ranching and farming communities living against the stunning landscape of the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana are faced with the decision of what is to become of this unprotected public land. As the community battles with the idea of proposing more wilderness areas, heritage and tradition are seemingly defended on both sides. When the people begin to raise their voices, they come to find that what is feared most is change.

Land Preservation | 2014 | 18 min. | Alexandria Bombach, Thatcher Bean



What would Planet Earth post about humans on its profile? The Earth fast forwards through a virtual relationship with humans — but soon starts to ask itself whether it wants to be friends with a species that exploits its national resources and threatens animals and plants.

Just for Fun | 2012 | 4 min.) | Bernd Hezel, Ephraim Broschkowski, Climate Media Factory UG (haftungsbeschränkt)


A Higher Calling

Renowned snowboarder, Jeremy Jones, teams up with Clif Bar and Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation to study glacial fresh water reserves across the globe. Get the facts with Dr Natalie Kehrwald and ride with Jeremy Jones as he collects ice samples from the high peaks of the Himalaya, on a mission to protect the places where we play.

Adventure with a Purpose | 2014 | 15 min. | Sasha Motivala, Ryan Mayo, Todd Jones, Steve Jones, Gregg Epstein


I Heard


A Seussical glimpse into more than 110 million acres of designated wilderness that we have to enjoy in the US. The Sierra Club tapped award-winning filmmaker Michael Ramsey to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Featuring young actors Finella Guy and Oliver Lamond-Ramsey and some of our countries most iconic places and natures most incredible creatures.

Kids | 2014 | 3 min. | Michael Ramsey, Abbey Smith, Stacy Bare


The Ridge

Danny Macaskill is a very good bike rider. A very, very good bike rider. So he climbed a mountain near his home on the Isle of Skye and did something that will make you scream with joy and horror.

Adventure with a Purpose | 2014 | 8 min. | Stu Thomson

The Ridge sponsored by:

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School’s Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten

No classroom for these kindergarteners. In Switzerland’s Langnau am Albis, a suburb of Zurich, children 4 to 7 years of age go to kindergarten in the woods every day, no matter what the weatherman says. This eye-opening film looks into the important question of what it is that children need at that age. There is laughter, beauty and amazement in the process of finding out.

Kids | 2013 | 36 min. | Lisa Molomot, Rona Richter, Linden Tree Film Productions

School’s Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten sponsored by:

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The Wilderness Act 50th Anniversary

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, this film captures what drove us as a nation to create the Wilderness Act. Those motivations are partially rooted in the fight to protect, but also the wonderment of seeing and feeling these lands and realizing their priceless value to not only nature, but human nature.

Social Justice & Activism | 2014 | 8 min. | Mark Decena, Teri Heyman, Adrienne Bramhall, Peter Walbridge, Forrest Pound, Kontent Films/Sierra Club Productions

The Wilderness Act 50th Anniversary sponsored by: 

Swaner has partnered with Kontent Films to show this film during its next traveling exhibit:  Utah Wilderness 50: A Photographic Exhibition, which opens April 17. Find out more information here.



7th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival sponsored by:


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