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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

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Wed, Feb. 9
The Blue Note
Columbia, MO

Kick those winter blahs in the pants and join Missouri River Relief for a showing of select films from the traveling Wild & Scenic Film Festival. The festival will be at The Blue Note in Columbia, MO, on Wednesday, February 9.

The films start at 6 p.m.  followed by a river jam hosted by Crazyfish & Friends at 9.

A benefit to kickoff and celebrate
Missouri River Relief's 10th anniversary!

The event is sponsored by the Alpine Shop in Columbia, The Blue Note and several national sponsors listed on the right.  Food will also be available from 9th Street Deli.

We're excited to bring some of the coolest environmental documentaries to Columbia for one night!

Click here to download flier (pdf)»

Click here to RSVP on Facebook, then invite your friends!

Film lineup below...

What's Happening...

Wednesday, February 9

5 p.m. -  Doors open at the Blue Note
6 p.m. -  Films begin (General Admission Seating)
7:25 p.m. -  Intermission
9 p.m. -  Crazyfish and Friends - River Jam at the Blue Note!

Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 the day of the show. They can be purchased in advance through Ticketmaster. Or you can avoid Ticketmaster's fees by purchasing at The Blue Note box office, or by calling and reserving your tickets at the Blue Note: 573-874-1944 ($1 charge for that)

Film Lineup


Big River

(27 min)  Curt Ellis, Aaron Woolf. A sequel to the film King Corn. In the original, New York filmmakers Curt Ellis and Aaron Woolf grew an acre of corn in Iowa, tracing where that corn went in the U.S. food system. In this shorter film, they head downstream, tracing the environmental impacts of their plot of corn in tributaries, the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. . Click here for trailer»

Get up Stand Up

(4 min) David Gonzales. Surfing in Wyoming? These guys make it look easy.  Wyoming Short Film Contest Winner. .


Lady Bug Swarm

(3 min) Micheal Ramsey. Enjoy one of the wonders of nature ... and rediscover the beauty of nature through the eyes of a child.


(20 min) Severine von Tscharner Fleming. This spring found young farmers as unlikely poster children of a new zeitgeist. In many communities these bright 20- and 30-somethings are contributing and leading the way into a new world of agriculture, sustainability and economics. Click here for trailer»

Burning the Future: Coal in America

(30 min) David Novack. Faced with toxic ground water, the obliteration of 1.4 million acres of mountains, and a government that appeases industry, activists in West Virginia demonstrate a strength of purpose and character in their improbable fight to arouse Garbage Angels stillthe nation’s help in protecting their mountains, saving their families, and preserving their way of life. Click here for trailer»

Garbage Angels

(6 min.) Pierre Trudeau.  What happens when trash meets trash? Could there be life in a dump? Best Canadian Short, Planet in Focus.

The Majestic Plastic Bag

(4 min) Jeremy Konner. Follow a plastic bag from supermarket to its final migratory destination in the Pacific Ocean gyre. Jeremy Irons narrates this mock nature documentary.

Stream Team Summit 5-6-07

Missouri Stream Team

(18 min) Jim Karpowicz. Over the past 20 years, people in the “Show-me state” have channeled an unparalleled amount of energy and labor into cleaning up their streams and rivers. We’re talking 80,000 volunteers organized into 4,000 stream teams. Missouri River Relief is featured prominently!

Missouri River Relief MegaScout

(6 min) Jim Karpowicz and Charlotte Overby. An oldie but a goodie! A fun look at the history of Missouri River Relief and our 754-mile trash mapping trip called the MegaScout.

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