Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to Lake Tahoe Saturday
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What: Wild and Scenic Film Festival
When: 2:15 - 5 p.m. for children films; festival at 6:30 - 9 p.m. Saturday, April 27
Where: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe (15 U.S. 50 Stateline, Nev.)
Tickets: $12 - $175 (varies based on package, membership)
Saturday is all about nature on South Shore.
The day, which features a climate change march and Earth Day celebration in the morning and early afternoon in South Lake Tahoe, culminates with the 14th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival.
The festival, hosted at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe in Stateline, features acclaimed short films that focus on the environment and adventure.
This year’s offerings on South Shore range from “Big World” (which follows athlete David Morton and his 7-year-old son Thorne on a week-long stand up paddle trip down several rivers in Nepal) to “Surviving: The Story of the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout” (which details how the fish rebounded after being declared extinct in the 1940s — a reality due in part to conservation efforts that also restored Nevada’s Pyramid Lake).
“Each year we choose powerful environmental and adventure films so that attendees are inspired to take further action regarding issues that impact our environment, ourselves and our world,” states a description by the Sierra Nevada Alliance, which is the event’s sponsor and primary beneficiary, along with Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership.
If you’re thinking “that sounds great but what about my little ones?” then you’re in luck. The “wild child” family friendly films will show from 2:15-5 p.m. (note admission to the featured festival later in the evening does not grant you access to the children’s festival).
Tickets for both the children’s festival and featured festival can be purchased online at bit.ly/TahoeWildScenic. Costs vary based on Sierra Nevada Alliance membership and preferences such as VIP.