The 14th annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival will show Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Sawmill Saloon in Seeley. The festival shares the impact and importance of Wisconsin’s winter wildlands through a collection of short films.
All proceeds will benefit children’s nature education at the Cable Natural History Museum, which hosts more than 150 public programs every year in addition to teaching more than 500 students on field trips and visiting elementary classrooms in nine local schools with their MuseumMobile program. This May, the Museum will open a new Curiosity Center kids’ exhibit.
Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving winter wildlands and a quality human-powered snow sports experience on public lands. The Alliance raises funds for local groups and communities through the annual Backcountry Film Festival national tour.
Films in this year’s program include “Ode to Muir” (Festival cut), Teton Gravity Research; “Ski the Wild West,” Thomas Woodson and Drew Petersen; “The Abbey,” DPS Cinematic; “The Backcountry Snowsports Initiative: Human-Powered,” Wool Hat Creative Productions; “Abandoned” (Festival cut), The Road West Traveled; “Blue,” Aly Nicklas; and “Surfer Dan,” Camp4 Collective.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the screening beings at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 and can be purchased at the door. For more information, contact Emily Stone, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Melinda Quick, email@example.com.