SUFFERN, N.Y. -- Inspirational films for all ages are on tap for the third annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Wednesday, April 20, at Suffern Lafayette Theater.
Hosted by ROSA4Rockland and Rivertown Films, the festival offers 12 short films and will include an intermission, raffles and door prizes.
ROSA (Ramapo Organized for Sustainability and a Safe Aquifer) is a non profit grassroots environmental organization working to protect a 200-acre parcel of land in the Ramapo known as the Patrick Farm.
The Wild & Scenic is the largest environmental film festival in the United States and it takes place each January in Nevada City, Calif., said Suzanne Mitchell, Director, ROSA4Rockland.
The nonprofit signed up to tour the festival in Suffern to bring further awareness to the environment and how we as a public can work to protect our natural resources, she explained.
"The film festival is a fantastic was to inspire and excite people about what we have in our own backyard. These films we offer have been shot all over the world and we program the festival to be fun, adventurous and entertaining. Some films are very poignant while others will make you laugh," Mitchell said.
The mix include outdoor adventure, wildlife, natural resource protection, and activism, offering something for everyone.
"You don't have to be an active environmentalist to like these films, you just have to be interested in going to wonderful places through the stories we offer. That's the beauty of cinema."
Theater goers are encouraged to go early to enjoy the music of the hallmark Wurlitzer organ at the theater.
The festival is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) at Suffern Lafayette Theater, 97 Lafayette St., Suffern.
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