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Wild & Scenic film fest returning to Squaw Valley

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to Squaw Valley this weekend, featuring a collection of 16 films that focus on environmental concern and celebrate the beauty of nature.

Festival doors open at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with screenings beginning at 7 p.m. General admission is $12 for adults, and $5 for students and all Tahoe area ski resort employees. In addition to two nights of inspirational films, the festival also features live music, delicious cuisine, and beer and wine.

Attendees can choose from several different packages of films, with all screening venues located in The Village at Squaw Valley.

On Friday, Squaw’s Palisades Room will feature three different films: “One Day in Yosemite,” “Tahoe Time 1.5” and “Tell it on the Mountain.” The screening will run from 7-10 p.m.

Also on Friday, the Alpenglow Room in The Village will show full-length documentary “Growing Cities,” which starts at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, The Palisades Room will show six films: “The Joy of Air,” “Slomo,” “Rock Wall Climbing,” “Ryan’s Stories,” “Cascada” and “Stand.”

The Alpenglow Room will feature “Snows of the Nile,” “COMPOST-a-lujah!,” “a brief History of the 5 cent Bag Tax,” “Backyard” and “The Great Vacation Squeeze.” Squaw’s Wanderlust Yoga Studio will screen a third full-length documentary, “HAPPY.”

To see movie trailers, and for festival information, visit tahoetruckeearthday.com/film-festival/.

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is a nationwide tour that gives environmental films national exposure at over 100 tour stops across the country. For more information on the national tour, visit wildandscenicfilmfestival.org.

The event is part of Squaw’s annual Tahoe Truckee Earth Day celebration, which is April 19.

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