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Wildsight’s Wild and Scenic Film Festival coming to Creston

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The Wild and Scenic Film Festival tour is coming to Prince Charles Theatre on Jan. 17 for a cinematic extravaganza of stories set in wild landscapes around the world. From big kayak waves and big ski lines to winter surfing in a secret Norwegian cove and into the wilds of Patagonia, Wild and Scenic is the perfect mix of action, exploration and beauty.

The festival also features meditations on life outdoors, humorous films, a visit to sacred headwaters, the mighty Colorado River and some sweet powder in the mountains of Japan. Wildsight is offering a journey to spectacular places and tales of adventurers living life outside.

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival, which was highly successful in Kimberley and Invermere, is North America’s largest environmental film festival. Two shows are scheduled.

The 2 p.m. matinee features Watermelon Magic, an imaginative story of a young girl on a farm growing her own watermelon crop, and six other environmental and adventure films suitable for age three and up.

The 7 p.m. program features a dozen films, including North of the Sun (the people’s choice winner at last year’s Banff Mountain Film Festival), Return to the Tepuis (a scientific journey to the islands in the sky of South America) and the story of The Last Ice Merchant of Ecuador.

Tickets are available at the door or online at wildsight.ca/wildandscenic. The matinee is $5 for Wildsight members and children under 12, and $10 for adults; the evening is $10 for Wildsight members and children under 12, and $15 for adults. Tickets are free with a $20 Wildsight lifetime membership.

—WILDSIGHT

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