3rd Annual Picnic for the Planet

Celebrate the Earth at the 3rd annual Picnic for the Planet, from 4-7p.m. on Sunday, April 27, at the Center for the Arts. This FREE event is hosted by the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and The Nature Conservancy, with support from David and Lisa Carlin. It includes live music, local films and fun for all ages, with activities including a live bird demonstration by the Teton Raptor Center, crafts and giveaways throughout the day.

Discover the sounds, sights, animals and elements of Wyoming in four short films by local filmmakers and watch One Day in Jackson Hole for the last time on the big screen before it gets released for free online. Other films include: WYOMERICANA, Always Endangered, ‘Til the Well Runs Dry, Uganda to the Tetons and Earthflight (Synopsis on 2nd page). The short films are some of the top rated entries in the Wyoming Film Office’s annual short film contest. Filmmakers will be on hand for informal talkback sessions after the screenings.

Listen to live music by Madelaine Germain and Chris Moran, enjoy food for sale by Cafe Genevieve and other vendors, and play on the lawn where more than 10 local nonprofit organizations will offer in fun family activities. Bring your own water bottle for free lemonade and water at refill stations!

This year’s annual Picnic for the Planet also commemorates The Nature Conservancy’s 25th anniversary as a chapter in Wyoming. To celebrate, the Conservancy is launching statewide events and volunteer activities throughout the summer, including a musical tour with WYOmericana Caravan, a band featured in the picnic’s film lineup. For more information on how you can join the fun this summer, visit nature.org/wyoming.

Launched in 2011 as part of The Nature Conservancy’s All Hands On Earth campaign, Picnic for the Planet is an international event designed to celebrate planet Earth, the food that it provides, and the people with whom we share it.

Film Lineup

4:00 PM

One Day in Jackson Hole—77 filmmakers (including one dog) and more than 700 people participated in this 24-hour crowd-sourced film documenting a single day in Jackson Hole. We premiered it at our Picnic for the Planet celebration, last year (more than 1000 people came), and this will be the final public screening! We will make the program available online (free) for everyone!

HYPERLINK “http://www.wyomingshortfilmcontest.com/entries?filter=submit&sort=votes” \h

5:00 PM

Selected local shorts from this year’s Wyoming Shortfilm Competition, with filmmaker talkback!

HYPERLINK “http://www.wyomingshortfilmcontest.com/entries?filter=submit&sort=votes” \hhttp://www.wyomingshortfilmcontest.com/entries?filter=submit&sort=votes


Uganda to the Tetons — Phil Hessler & Galen Knowles, HYPERLINK “https://apps.rackspace.com/a/webmail.php?wsid=e7c4a3503be1ba3be5cf4b13aa947e548aa020eb” \h[email protected], HYPERLINK “https://apps.rackspace.com/a/webmail.php?wsid=e7c4a3503be1ba3be5cf4b13aa947e548aa020eb” \h[email protected]

The story of Brolin Majewe, a young Ugandan, who moves to Jxn Hole with his adopted family (the Hesslers) and is working to represent Uganda as a snowboarder in the next winter Olympics.

WYOMERICANA — HYPERLINK “https://apps.rackspace.com/a/webmail.php?wsid=e7c4a3503be1ba3be5cf4b13aa947e548aa020eb” \h[email protected], 250-5638

Three Wyoming bands spread their music love around the Rocky Mtn West

Always Endangered — HYPERLINK “https://apps.rackspace.com/a/webmail.php?wsid=e7c4a3503be1ba3be5cf4b13aa947e548aa020eb” \h[email protected], 699 7899

Jim Laybourn documents the world of well-loved celebrity, Bear 399

‘Til the Well Runs Dry — Charlie Craighead — HYPERLINK “https://apps.rackspace.com/a/webmail.php?wsid=e7c4a3503be1ba3be5cf4b13aa947e548aa020eb” \h[email protected], 739-9527

Wyoming’s dilemma as the headwater state for four major river systems. Dependent on winter snowfall for its water, the state has the country’s smallest population while being its top energy producer as downstream water rights determine our access.

6:00 PM

Earthflight: North America

This stunning series won Special Jury Award at the 2013 Wildlife Film Festival, for its jaw-dropping imaging and storytelling.  State-of-the-art technology and sophisticated camera techniques show the world from an amazing aerial perspective. In North America, viewers  become part of the flock as snow geese are attacked by America’s national bird and experience the view from their backs as they fly through Monument Valley and New York. We glide with pelicans under San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, discover devil rays that fly and find bizarre grunion fish that wriggle ashore to spawn and fly with egrets as they grab fish from the mouths of dolphins.

For more information, please visit: HYPERLINK “http://www.jhfestival.org/picnic-for-the-planet.html” \hwww.jhfestival.org/picnic-for-the-planet.html