Wild & Scenic Film Festival comes to Framingham, April 17

04/17/2013 7:00 pm
04/17/2013 10:00 pm

A theater full of enthusiastic and inspired movie-goers at our 5th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Maynard proved that it is worth sharing this most amazing evening with friends throughout our watershed communities. OARS is excited to bring our 5th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival to Framingham.

The selection of 2013 award-winning films are from the nation's largest environmental film festival. With the theme, "A Climate of Change," the films share stories of love for the outdoors, activism, and an awareness of change in the natural world.

Join us on Wednesday, April 17 for an evening of humor, adventure, and inspiration.
The film festival is a great opportunity to bring our community together around local environmental issues, inspire advocacy, and offer people (like YOU) a way to get involved locally.

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Time: 7 - 10 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
Where: Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis Street, Framingham directions
Tickets: $14 ($13 junior/senior, $11 OARS members). BUY NOW or call 508-405-ARTS (2787). Tickets also available at the door.

Door Prizes! Wine and Beer available for purchase!

Fourteen films ranging from 3 to 22 minutes will be shown. Here's a sneak preview from our lineup of films:

Carbon for Water: In Kenya’s Western Province, most drinking water is contaminated. Wood used to boil the water to make it safe is increasingly valuable. Women and girls bearing the responsibility for finding water and fuel often miss school or work and encounter sexual violence. Yet waterborne illness remains a daily—and life-threatening—reality. The film introduces audiences to the inspiring people who face these hardships, and explores one company’s innovative solution.
Watch Trailer
Song of the Spindle: In this animation, a man and a sperm whale have a conversation about who is smarter. Each one lists various upsides and downsides of human and cetacean brains, but eventually come to an understanding.
Watch Trailer
Brower Youth Awards-Asa Needle: Lead pollution is a serious problem in many parks and public spaces in Worcester’s inner-city neighborhoods. Motivated by this knowledge, in 2009, 13 year old Asa joined the Toxic Soil Busters, a youth-run cooperative that offers residents soil testing, remediation, and lead-free landscaping services. Asa now leads the cooperative’s remediation efforts.

Read about our 5th Wild & Scenic Film Festival held at the Maynard's Fine Arts Theatre on March 6, 2013.

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