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Wild & Scenic film festival

August 1 - 3, 2019

CSU RiverSide Theater

Join us for the 2nd Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival presented by Georgia Power August 1 - 3 at CSU's RiverSide Theater. Stay tuned for specific event details.

Thursday, Aug 1st: 5:30p.m. - 7:30p.m. [Illgess Gallery]
Pam Longobardi Art Exhibition

Friday, August 2nd 9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m.

Uptown Offices: Coffee Talk with special guest Chad Brown to discuss his film Chandalar, a nd how fly fishing offered him peace post-service, and his foundation that connects veterans with at-risk youth on excursions to the Arctic Circle.

Friday, August 2nd 11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.

Do Good Fund, Suite #202, 12th Street: Plastic Pollution Solutions Light Lunch & Learn. Join JUNK director 1

Chris Jones & artist Pam Longobardi for an intimate discussion. Where is the plastic, how much is out there, and what is the impact? Explore solutions & policy to address this relevant concern. Sponsored by Bare Roots.

Friday, August 2nd 5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. [Black Box}

Into The Woods, FREE Screening. Short film and discussion about reconnecting with natural spaces and the outdoors. Outdoor opportunities abound in around beautiful, historic Columbus.

Friday, August 2nd 6:00p.m. [CSU Riverside Theater Lobby]:

Kick Off Party! New this year: the Earth Justice Virtual Reality Station, featuring the film Too Wild to Drill, step-&-repeat photo station , heavy hors d’oeuvres with open bar, meet & greet with special guests and filmmakers, and a photography exhibition featuring works from the Do Good Fund. Come check it all out before the run of Friday’s films!

Friday, Aug 2nd: 7:30p.m. - 9:30p.m.
Adventure [Main Stage]

Friday, Aug 2nd: 7:30p.m. - 9:30p.m.
Adventure [Main Stage]

Saturday, Aug 3rd: 10:00a.m. - 11:30a.m. (YOUTH BLOCK)

Wonderful Wildlife [Black Box] 12 films

Saturday, Aug 3rd: 12:30p.m. - 2:45p.m.

Roots of Resilence [Main Stage] 9 films

Saturday, Aug 3rd: 3:15p.m. - 4:45p.m.

Wonder of Water [Black Box] 7 films

Saturday, Aug 3rd: 5:15p.m. - 7:30p.m.

A Greener Future [Main Stage] 5 films

Saturday, Aug 3rd: 8:00p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
WRAP- PARTY ft OLAN: PowerHouse Private Event Venue hosts our Wrap- Party with music by OLAN, Food, Booze and Art Installations.

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Announcing 2019 Special Guest: RJ Ripper

To date, self-made, world-renowned, Nepalese mountain biker Rajesh “RJ” Magar has been unable to secure a visa from the Nepalese government to enter the United States. But now, with the help of U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson and the non-profit environmental organization, Trees Columbus, Magar has secured access to the U.S. and is set to arrive August of this year for a special event: Magar will be a guest speaker at the Wild & Scenic outdoor adventure environmental film festival held in Columbus, GA August 1st through 3rd.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival, which is a touring collection of outdoor adventure and environmental films based out of Nevada City, CA being hosted by the non-profit Trees Columbus, will feature a documentary titled RJ RIPPER about Magar’s incredible story of perseverance and achievement. Many filmmakers and featured subjects flock to Wild & Scenic to promote the importance of their work, and now, RJ will have the same opportunity. 

While in Columbus, RJ plans to take advantage of various outdoor attractions like whitewater rafting at the RushSouth Whitewater Park and mountain biking on the Standing Boy Trails, which is a recently developed trail system in north Columbus owned by the Department of Natural Resources that consists of over 1,500 acres. 

Now 22, RJ has captivated the hearts and intrigue of mountain biking spectators around the world. Born and raised on the outskirts of Kathmandu, he has gone from building his own mountain bike with spare parts found in junkyards to winning national mountain biking titles in Nepal, India, Singapore, Thailand, and China. Now that travel to the U.S. is an option, future travel back and forth to the States and even Europe will become easier, which will help RJ’s dream of competing in the highest level of global competition – the Enduro World Series – transition from dream to reality.

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CSU Riverside Theatre Complex