Doug Oster to Host Wild & Scenic Film Fest

Posted by: Mary Kate Ranii on August 28, 2015

PRC is excited to announce that we will be partnering with Allegheny Cleanways to host the 1st Annual Pittsburgh Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

Initially a project of SYRCL (South Yuba River Citizens League), the 14th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival works to combine beautiful and moving filmmaking and environmental issues to inspire citizens across the nation to protect the environment and take action for our local and global communities. From Alaska to Alabama, citizens are getting inspired and getting involved to head outdoors and experience and defend some of our most special places. Find out why at the Pittsburgh chapter of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival! (See who’s coming and invite your friends to our Facebook Event Page)

As one of over 140 events taking place nationwide, festival-goers can expect to see to see award-winning films like Delta Dawn, Silent River, American Lawn, and PRC’s own Crying Steeler’s Fan! Check out the trailers to these films below, and see 11 additional films at the Festival itself.

After you’re inspired by the films, find ways to get involved with local organizations and initiatives at the festival itself! Relax and enjoy refreshments and a raffle, while talking to Western Pennsylvania’s movers and shakers in the green sector.

Don’t miss out! Join us on Thursday, October 29th from 6PM to 9:30PM at the Kelly Strayhorn Theatre for a series of films, refreshments, as well as a raffle and silent auction!

We are very excited to announce that Doug Oster, Home & Garden Editor for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Emmy Award winning producer, television host, and writer will be the evening’s emcee!


Delta Dawn – The Colorado River hasn’t kissed the sea in almost two decades — until the spring of 2014 when an experimental pulse of water was released into this forgotten delta. A team of river runners followed the water to witness this unprecedented restoration effort, and attempted to be the only, and potentially the last to float the Colorado River to the sea by paddle board. With unpredictable adventure as the backdrop, filmmaker Pete McBride tells the story of Western water, a challenged Colorado River and the uplifting potential for environmental restoration via collaboration, all through his repeated experiences chasing a river to the sea.

Silent River – Since the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement 20 years ago, U.S. companies have used the Santiago River as their own waste canal. Silent River follows a young woman and her family as they defy death threats to try and save one of the most polluted rivers in Mexico.

American Lawn – For a lot of people, “in lawns we trust” is more than a motto: it’s a way of life. Conversely, many folks see their lawn as an enemy. Lawns actually have a lot in common with other hot button social issues in that there’s no ambivalence where they’re concerned–one way or the other, everyone has an opinion. American Lawn explores this fascinating dichotomy, resulting in a kaleidoscopic, lighthearted, and insightful portrait of Americans of all stripes grappling with their relationships to lawn.


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