Environmental Film Festival to present powerful documentaries, benefit Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership

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“How We Grow,” a Colorado-produced feature film, won Best of Fest in its debut showing at the 2018 Colorado Environmental Film Festival. The film documents the local food movement in the Roaring Fork Valley and will be shown at the Liberty Theatre on April 14 at 3:55 p.m. For more information and tickets, visit www.pagosagreen.org/filmfestival.[/caption]

By Sally High

Special to The PREVIEW

Pagosa’s sixth Environmental Film Festival celebrates the construction of the Community Garden Dome and Innovation Dome in Centennial Park.

Join the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP) to share relevant films and to celebrate this grassroots success story.

The GGP will present the sixth Environmental Film Festival in Pagosa Springs on April 13 and 14. All proceeds benefit the GGP’s educational programming in 2018. For details and tickets, visit www.pagosagreen.org.

The historic Liberty Theatre and Farrago Market Café will host GGP supporters for 10 films from the 2018 Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF) Caravan.

Water is a major theme of Pagosa’s community conversation, the GGP’s educational efforts and the 2018 Film Fest.

“Melting Away,” an impressive professional-quality documentary, won Best Youth Film at 2018 CEFF. The Colorado-produced short, created by an 18-year-old skier, tracks snow coverage for the past 100 years and examines the future of Colorado’s ski industry.

At least 15 major film festivals have shown “The End of Snow” since its release in 2017. The impactful documentary short delivers a compelling message about Rocky Mountain snow science. Now it’s coming to Pagosa.

“Life on the Gila” tells the story of Grant County, N.M.’s wild Gila River, one of the last undeveloped waterways in the southwest United States. “A River’s Last Chance,” about northern California’s mighty Eel River, won Best Feature Film at this year’s CEFF.

The festival begins with premiere night at Farrago. With a $50 ticket to premiere night, guests receive a 2018 GGP membership, exclusive advance viewing of films, a scrumptious hors d’oeuvres buffet and an all-access wristband for Saturday’s films and the wrap party on Saturday night. GGP supporters who already have their 2018 memberships pay only $25 for an all-access wristband Friday night. Space is limited at Farrago, so get your tickets now.

Saturday brings a full day of films to the Liberty Theatre and a wrap party at Farrago that night. To get in, you need a wristband. Saturday wristbands are $10 for GGP members and $15 for nonmembers. Memberships are only $25 at www.pagosagreen.org. All proceeds benefit GGP’s educational programming.

Tickets are available at the Education Dome on Tuesdays and Saturdays at mid-day, the Chamber of Commerce and Exit Realty. Of course, www.pagosagreen.org/filmfestival is an easy way to get your tickets and reserve your seat.