Yosemite, CA — A special event has been planned for next month in honor of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Yosemite Grant by President Abraham Lincoln.
The Range of Light Film Festival will take place from Thursday, February 27, through Sunday, March 2, 2014, in the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center auditorium. The theme is “150 Years of Yosemite.”
More than 25 films will be shown over four days in the Yosemite Theater, which was recently renovated with a digital sound system. The program ranges from short films to feature-length movies, from archival films from the 1960s to contemporary, never-before-exhibited premieres.
Steven Bumgardner, award-winning filmmaker behind the popular web video series Yosemite Nature Notes says, “The festival is a great opportunity for people to see stories of Yosemite on the big screen and to meet filmmakers, artists and musicians as we enjoy the glory of winter in Yosemite Valley.”
Over 20 filmakers and artists will be in attendance, including Glen Denny (El Capitan: The Movie), Jon Else (Yosemite: Fate of Heaven), Christopher Munch with his debut, “The Hours and Times” (1991), he is also known for Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day, Amy Marquis (The Way Home), Jeremy Collins (The Wolf & the Medallion), and Ian Ruther (Silver and Light).
The festival is presented by Yosemite Conservancy, Yosemite National Park, and DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc.