11th Annual Siskiyou FilmFest

Main Event: Friday, February 8 to Saturday, February 9, 2013
Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center

1000 Friends of Oregon is pleased to be a cosponsor again this year for the Siskiyou FilmFest, an annual celebration of Ecology, Sustainability, and Community featuring award-winning films about real people creating solutions to today's environmental challenges on a local and global scale. 

Our Southern Oregon Advocate, Greg Holmes, will join Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center and other sponsors and community partners at the main event on February 8-9.

Schedule:

Friday, February 8

6:00 -9:30 pm – Feature film is Chasing Ice 

Saturday, February 9

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. – KidFest (free) Includes music by the Dome School Kids Chorus
2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Feature films are Bidder 70 and Watershed
7 p.m. – 9:30 pm – Feature film is Force of Nature. Youth Film Competition winners’ screening and awards are at 8 pm.

There will also be a series of free preview screenings thoroughout the week before the main event, all around Jackson and Josephine counties:

Date/Location/Time                                                                                                                 Feature Film

February 1st Medford Public Library, Medford 6pm                                                            Living Downstream
February 4th Josephine Community Library, Grants Pass Branch 6pm                       Tracking Patagonia
February 5th SOU, Stevenson Union, Rogue River Room, Ashland 6pm                     Genetic Roulette
February 6th Josephine Community Library, Cave Junction Branch, 6pm                    King Corn

Tickets:

Tickets for the main event are $10-$30 (sliding scale). They are available online at siskiyoufilmfest.org, at Oregon Books and Games in Grants Pass or at the door. Entrance is free for youth 18 and under. All preview events are free. 

For additional information about Siskiyou FilmFest, including photos, film contacts, or press passes, please consult the contact info above or visit www.siskiyoufilmfest.org.

More information about the films is below:

Chasing Ice       

In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog was a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk. http://www.chasingice.com/

Forces of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie 

David Suzuki, iconic Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster, and activist shares his powerful autobiography of ideas--forged by the major social, scientific, cultural and political events of the past 70 years.

David articulates a core, urgent message: we have exhausted the limits of the biosphere and it is imperative that we re-think our relationship with the natural world. Suzuki looks unflinchingly at the strains on our interconnected web of life--and out of our dire present circumstances he offers up a positive blueprint for sustainability and survival. http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/fon.html and http://www.davidsuzuki.org/david/

Watershed

Watershed tells the story of the once-mighty Colorado River and offers solutions for the future of the American West. As the most dammed and diverted river in the world struggles to support thirty million people and the peace-keeping agreement known as the Colorado River Pact reaches its limits, Watershed introduces hope. Executive Produced and Narrated by Robert Redford.

http://watershedmovie.com/

Bidder 70

Bidder 70 centers on an extraordinary, ingenious and effective act of civil disobedience. In 2008, University of Utah economics student Tim DeChristopher committed an act which would redefine patriotism in our time, igniting a spirit of civil disobedience in the name of climate justice. Follow Tim, Bidder 70, from college student to incarcerated felon. Redefine justice for yourself. http://www.bidder70film.com/

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/09/2013 - 12:00pm - 9:30pm