Tahoe Film Fest benefits SWEP

Courtesy Stay Human

Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP) presents the fourth annual Tahoe Film Fest from Dec 6 to 9. The lineup features 27 environmental and independent feature-length and award-winning films and documentaries. Special guests and filmmakers will be present at many of the films and VIP Special Events at the Crystal Bay Club.

Tahoe Film Fest benefits SWEP, which educates local kindergarten through Grade 12 students about the environment and how to be a steward of the environment through science, outdoor and service learning projects.

Some of the highlights of this year’s film fest include:

  • “Free Solo” a film about Alex Honnold, the first free climber to scale El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
  • “Momentum Generation” about a ragtag group of teenage surfers on Oahu in the 1980s who redefined surfing forever.
  • “The Push,” about Grant Korgan, who fractured his spine snowmobiling in the Sierra Nevada back country and his push two years later to travel 100 miles to the South Pole.
  • “Unstoppable,” about Bethany Hamilton, a surfer who lost one arm to a shark at age 13 and her amazing journey now as a mother and an athlete still looking for that one big wave.
  • “Stay Human,” from world-renowned musician Michael Franti, who explores in this captivating and stunning documentary what it means to be human.
  • “Living in the Future’s Past,” a documentary on environmental challenges produced and narrated by Jeff Bridges.

Films will be shown throughout the region at Incline Village Cinema, Truckee Community Arts Center, Truckee High School, Crystal Bay Casino and Northstar Cinema. An All Access Pass good for all films and VIP Special Events is $60. Tickets for individual films can be purchased, as well. | tahoefilmfest.org