News release from Sierra Club of Connecticut
Join Sierra Club Connecticut when they host the Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour at the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport on Saturday, January 25. Festival films speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet. The festival is a natural extension of Sierra Club Connecticut’s work to inspire people to act on behalf of the environment.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started in 2003 by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), a California watershed advocacy group. The South Yuba River received “Wild & Scenic” status for 39 miles of the river in 1999, and SYRCL celebrates the landmark victory with the film festival now in its 18th year.
Featured films in Bridgeport include “Blind Sushi” about a blind travel writer who goes foraging and diving in Connecticut with the world’s first sustainable sushi chef, Bun Lai of Miya’s Sushi in New Haven; “Water Warriors” the story of a Canadian community’s successful fight to protect their water from the oil and natural gas industry, and “Climbing Out of Disaster” about a group of local climbers in the immediate aftermath of Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria, using their skills and knowledge for the greater good of the community.
EVENT DETAILS: Saturday, January 25, 2020: Doors open at 6:30 pm and shows start at 7 pm. The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT. Ticket Prices: $23.50. Tickets can be purchased at bijoutheatrect.net.
The Bridgeport event is supported by national partners: Peak Design, Clif, EarthJustice, Klean Kanteen, and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and local sponsors: City & State Public Affairs, Anbaric, Park City Wind, Envest Asset Management LLC, and WPKN.