The Accidental Environmentalist
The Accidental Environmentalist.

Harris Theater & Hollywood Theater
September 22 & 24
6 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Enjoy captivating environmental cinema—and be empowered to take action—when one of Pittsburgh’s newest independent film festivals returns to town.

Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night
Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night.

With not one but two chances to learn about pressing local and global environmental issues, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival will showcase award-winning cinema focusing on a wide variety of eco-issues— from air quality and food waste, to toxic chemicals and global warming.

Featuring the Pittsburgh debut of 13 award-winning films—along with local environmental experts, resources from regional organizations, raffles and more—the unique festival includes two convenient screening events.

Wild & Scenic kicks off Thursday, September 22 at Downtown’s Harris Theater, running from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in conjunction with the ongoing Re:NEW Festival. A second screening of the films will take place on Saturday, September 24 from 5 to 9 p.m. The Hollywood Theater in Dormont.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Directed by dpassionate filmmakers from across the U.S., films include not-to-miss work such as Emily Driscoll’s Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night and Invisible Ocean: Plankton and Plastic, and Kristine Stolakis’ The Accidental Environmentalist, and Jeremy Roberts’ Co2ld Waters,.

Pennsylvania Resources Council is teaming up with the like-minded green nonprofit Allegheny CleanWays to present the festival’s second  annual installment in Pittsburgh.

Originally created by the South Yuba River Citizens League, the engaging festival aims to showcase inspirational  filmmaking, raise awareness about global issues, and inspire citizens and communities to get outdoors and work together to protect the environment.

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Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.