Wildfire Film Festival
First Ever in Spokane… Wildfire Film Festival!
Where: Magic Lantern Theater at 25 West Main, Saranac Building, downtown Spokane
When: Saturday, August 24th, 3:00 PM
In the last few years, the Spokane region has experienced a new season,
Fire Season. The new August normal is that smoke from regional wildfires affects air quality in our city so badly that it keeps people from even being able to go outside. To acknowledge this new season, the Magic Lantern, together with local businesses and organizations, is hosting a Wildfire Film Fest.
The Wildfire Film Fest has several goals. First, to get folks out of their homes to raise funds for communities affected by wildfires. Second, we will connect folks to information on ways to take action to stay healthy and also to build a climate-resilient community. The Community Building Foundation, a charitable 501c3, will forward all contributions to communities affected by wildfires in Washington State. We will be showing 3 movies, each one with a smoke or fire theme and sponsored by a local organization or business. Thank you for your interest and support!
Please join us for special event! On Saturday, August 24thwe will be screening Spokane’s first Wildfire Film Festival starting at 3pm. We will be showing a triple feature for free!
We are partnered with 350 Spokane and The Community Building Foundation, so all the shows are free of charge. We are hoping to raise money for communities affected by wildfires in our region.
For more information: https://www.magiclanternonmain.com/wildfire-film-festival.
3pm Prince Avalanche (2013) 94 mins.Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.
4:45pm Only The Brave (2017) 134 mins.Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.
7:15pm Wilder Than Wild: Fire, Forests and the Future (2018) 58 mins.Reveals how fire suppression and climate change have exposed Western forests to large, high intensity wildfires, while greenhouse gases released from these fires contribute to global warming. This vicious cycle jeopardizes our forests and affects us all with extreme weather and more wildfires, some of which are now entering highly populated wildland-urban areas.
Resources to learn about wildfires: