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Winterfest Weekend: A Walk in the Park with David Vassar

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Date(s) - 11/25/2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bear Valley Lodge


Bear Valley Resort and Backcountry Pictures presents “A Walk in the Park with David Vassar” featuring the Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning writer, director, producer, and documentarian, David Vassar on Friday, November 25, 2016. This VIP presentation is limited to only 150 tickets and will be presented in Bear Valley Resorts’ majestic Cathedral Lounge as part of Winterfest Weekend. The presentation will be followed by a wine and cheese reception with the filmmaker and each attendee will receive a free Bear Valley 2016/17 day lift ticket valued at $79.

“A Walk in the Park with David Vassar” is an epic film retrospective through America’s magnificent Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Death Valley National Parks, among others, highlighted with personal stories from Vassar’s lifetime of environmental filmmaking. Scenes from Vassar’s Academy Award-nominated documentary, Generation on the Wind, and the PBS special featuring California State Parks, California Forever, are also included in the program. The program also includes a sneak peek of Vassar’s new film about the deserts of the American Southwest, “Exquisite Wasteland,” co-produced with Sally Kaplan, which advocates for desert protection and features Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks, the Mojave National Preserve and others.

“A Walk in the Park with David Vassar” was first presented to a sold-out audience and resounding accolades at the 2016 Environmental Film Festival at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, in Washington, DC, this past March. Since June 2016, the program has been presented to sold-out audiences at the Bret Harte Theater in Angels Camp, the Brower Center in Berkeley, and the Wine Country Film Festival in Sonoma. The Bear Valley Resort presentation will be a uniquely intimate opportunity to experience “A Walk in the Park with David Vassar” one more time before it embarks on a 2017 west coast tour with stops at, to name a few, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City, The Nat in San Diego, The Presidio Trust in San Francisco, and the San Francisco Green Film Festival.