10th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

OARS is proud to host our 10th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, a selection of 2018 award-winning films from the nation's largest environmental film festival . With the theme “GROUNDSWELL,” these engaging films inspire activism and transport audiences to the farthest reaches of the globe. Enjoy fabulous film making, gorgeous cinematography, and wonderful storytelling during an evening that offers films about nature, communities, wildlife, agriculture, environmental justice, and indigenous cultures.

Join us on Wednesday, March 28 for an evening of humor, adventure, and inspiration.

The film festival is a great opportunity to bring our community together around local environmental issues, inspire advocacy, and offer people (like YOU) a way to get involved locally.

When: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time: 7 - 10 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
Where: Maynard's Fine Arts Theatre Place, 19 Summer Street (parking)
Cost: $15 General Admission, $30 Introductory membership to OARS+ Admission

Maynard's EJ Labb as emcee! Door Prizes! Sponsor Giveaways! Snacks, Soft Drinks, Wine, and Beer available for purchase!

Order tickets online (advance purchase strongly recommended):

Tickets are also available at the OARS office, Fine Arts Theatre Place and Serendipity. Cash or check only.
Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, first-come-first-serve starting at 6 pm on March 28.

Sixteen films ranging from 2 to 21 minutes will be shown. Here's a sneak preview!!

Wildlife and the Wall
We've all heard the calls from the Oval Office to "Build that wall!" Now follow filmmaker Ben Masters as he paddles one of America's most famous rivers and considers the potential effects of a border wall on wildlife and access to the Rio Grande, the only water source in a harsh desert environment.
Water Warriors
Water Warriors is the story of a community’s resistance against the oil and natural gas industry. When an energy company began searching for natural gas in New Brunswick, Canada, indigenous and white families united to drive out the company in a campaign to protect their water and way of life.
Dragging 235 lbs Uphill Both Ways
The next generation is becoming increasingly plugged into electronics and out of touch with the outdoors. This will affect future conservationism and environmental protection. A mother of four takes matters into her own hands by turning off screens and taking her kids from ignoring nature to understanding and valuing its importance.
We’ve all been that kid sitting in the back seat of our family car, wishing we were somewhere else. Watch day dreams come to life as Tom Wallisch shreds the snowy streets of Nelson, British Columbia.

Local Sponsors

Community Sponsors (These are our 2017 sponsors, 2018 coming soon!)

National Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Julia or call 978-369-3956.