Thursday, September 30, 2010

Environmental Film Festival



CREB Conservancy is bringing to the Avalon Theatre Patagonia’s Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival on Thursday, November 18, 2010 beginning at 6:30 p.m. This is the largest environmental film festival in the country and will feature a number of awesome, high quality, and inspiring films ranging in length from two to thirty minutes. The selected films highlight environmental concerns, outdoor adventure, groundbreaking initiatives, and thought-provoking probes into our natural world.

As part of our festival, we are also hosting a children's film festival program early on the same day (4:30 - 6 pm for ages 4-12) at the Avalon. All of our local elementary school kids are invited to come for free. Emily Cranwell and her colleagues and students at The Country School are partnering with us to provide this children’s program. For more information, e-mail Emily Cranwell at

Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Academy Award nominee and two-time Emmy Award winner Christopher N. Palmer, an environmental and wildlife film producer. Palmer teaches filmmaking at American University and is a college professor in the Indiana Jones tradition. He has produced numerous IMAX wildlife films, authored the recently acclaimed book Shooting in the Wild, and truly has swum with dolphins, confronted whales and sharks, come face-to-face with Kodiak bears, camped with wolf packs, and waded hip-deep through an Everglades swamp.

There will be a cocktail reception before and after the films including a silent auction with some wonderful opportunities such as a half day flight for four in a private plane over our rivers and Bay with lunch on Tangier Island, a week’s stay in a log cabin in Sun Valley, an original signed oil painting by noted Bay artist Jonathon Shaw, a signed Bay photograph by noted artist David Harp, dinner for six cooked at your home by Scossa chef Giancarlo Tondin, a night in Bartlett Pear’s King Suite with dinner for two prepared by chef Jordan Lloyd, and dinner for four in the wine cellar at Mason’s Restaurant.

Tickets are $20 ($15 of which is tax deductible), and include a one-year membership in the Choptank River Eastern Bay Conservancy. Please join us for a wonderful evening and bring friends who will instantly become new members and supporters of the river protection efforts of CREB Conservancy. Call the Avalon Box Office to purchase tickets now at 410.822.7299.

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