Save the Bay Hosting Extended Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


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Rhode Island is playing host to a nationally lauded selection of independent environmental films, thanks to Save The Bay.

Wild & Scenic, North America's largest environmental film festival, will be hosted by Save the Bay this week at three venues in Newport, Providence, and Stonington, CT, February 24-27, and features some of the best films in the country.

Nationally lauded films

This year’s headline film is Better Bones and Gardens, a fantastic look by filmmakers Dan Phillips and Kipp Nash at remaking the common house and garden in wildly imaginative ways. They use cattle bones, wine corks, DVDs and bottle caps as building materials, and transform lawns into lush, nutritious gardens. 

Also featured in the festival:
    •    Animals Save The Planet – Energy Efficient Penguin
    •    The Story of Electronics
    •    Evolution & Extinction
    •    Animals Save The Planet – Hippo-Elephant Shower
    •    Trout on the Wind: The Hemlock Dam Removal Story
    •    The Majestic Plastic Bag
    •    A Mongolian Couch
    •    Animals Save The Planet – Polar Bear Insulation Overheat
    •    Go Green or Go Home

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Award-winning selections

Participants in Wild & Scenic have been selected for their filmmaking, cinematography, and ability to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth while creating a positive future for the next generation.  Festival-goers can expect to see Award-winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American and indigenous cultures.

This year the Wild & Scenic Festival will take place from 6-8pm on:
    •    Thursday, February 24  at the La Grua Center, 2 Water St, Stonington, CT, Phone: (860) 535-2400
    •    Friday, February 25 at the Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center ,49 Touro St, Newport, 846-5252
    •    Saturday, February 26 at the Save The Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Dr, Providence, 272-3540

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance (limited seating available) online, here. For the first year, a new children’s program has been added. That event will take place on Sunday, February 27 at the Save The Bay Center in Providence from 1 to 2 p.m.  Tickets for the children’s program are $10 for children (ages 6-12) and $5 for adults.

For more information about the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, go to


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