ACFF BEST of FEST at the Weinberg!

The Weinberg Center for the Arts welcomes back the American Conservation Film Festival “Best of Fest” for 2014!  We will be screening three award-winning films from the 2013 Festival:  Backyard, The Lost Bird Project, and The Ends of the Earth:  Alaska’s Wild Peninsula.

Saturday, February 1st at 7:00 p.m.
$7 Adults  $5 Students/Seniors/Military
Weinberg Center for the Arts
20 West Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701

Backyard (28 minutes) by Student Filmmaker Award Winner Deia Schlosberg,
tells the powerful, personal stories of how “fracking” affects the lives of five people in four states, all with very different backgrounds and perspectives, but all at odds with the natural gas extraction occurring around them. Despite their differences, unnerving similarities emerge from their shared experiences with the massive unseen entity that is “the industry.”

The Lost Bird Project (57 minutes) by filmmakers Deborah Dickson and Muffie Meyer won the prestigious Green Fire Award for extraordinary excellence in filmmaking. “The Lost Bird Project” is a documentary about the stories of five birds driven to extinction in modern times and sculptor Todd McGrain’s project to memorialize them. The film follows McGrain as he searches for the locations where the birds were last seen in the wild and negotiates for permission to install his large bronze sculptures there.

The Ends of the Earth:  Alaska’s Wild Peninsula (60 minutes) by filmmaker:  John Grabowska won the 2013 Audience Choice Award. The Alaska Peninsula is a cloud-cloaked wilderness of towering volcanoes, rolling tundra and the greatest concentration of the largest bears on earth. The writings of naturalist Loren Eiseley inspire this essay on a landscape where bears outnumber people and the sockeye salmon fishery is the most prolific in the world.

Tickets for this event can be purchased online or at the door.

Tell your friends.  Tell your neighbors.  We look forward to seeing you at the Weinberg Center on Saturday, February 1st for this Best of Fest Event!