SUFFERN, N.Y. -- The 3rd Annual Suffern Wild & Scenic Film Festival has announced its line-up for this week’s event.
The fest starts at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, at the Lafayette Theater, 97 Lafayette Ave., Suffern. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The festival -- which includes a raffle and door prizes – features a dozen films.
Organizers are encouraging guests to come early the “old-school” Wurlitzer organ music in the historic theater.
The award-winning short films and documentaries planned are:
- "Nature Rx"
- "Restoring Hope"
- "An Education - A Father-Daughter Trip of Discovery"
- "Osprey: Marine Sentinel"
- "Comes With Baggage: A Short History of Bicycle Travel from Boneshakers to Bikepackers"
- "Avaatara: The First Route Out"
- "Leave It As It Is"
- "Black Bears – Yosemite Nature Notes"
- "The Fire Next Time"
- "Won’t Pipe Down"
- "The Important Places"
Proceeds from the event will go to benefit two local nonprofits, ROSA 4 Rockland (rosa4rockland.org) and Rivertown Film, (rivertownfilm.org).
ROSA is an environmental grass roots citizens group created to protect the watershed in Rockland and Bergen Counties.
Rivertown Film is devoted to exploring and promoting the art of the motion picture through film screenings and educational programs.
The Festival is sponsored by First Niagara Bank, the Lead Sponsor, with Gold Sponsors Bill Kolb Jr. Subaru, New York Life, and Congers Bike Shop.
Participants can have a special Dine-in-the-Theatre experience at the festival by preorder dinner.
Participating restaurants are listed on the Suffern Film Fest website .
Food can be picked up at the restaurants in biodegradable boxes and eaten at the theater.
Tickets are $18 in advance at brownpapertickets.com, and are $20 at the door.
They can also be purchased at the following venues: Ramsey Outdoors, Ramsey, N.J.; Wild Birds Unlimited, Paramus, N.J.; and Hungry Hollow, Chestnut Ridge.For more information, call (646) 470-7672.
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