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Critically acclaimed environmental films to screen next week in Tahoe City

Staff report
Screenshot from “Damnation.”
Courtesy Patagonia |

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Patagonia, well-known for its environmental activism and green stewardship, has created a new kind of community engagement called “The New Localism.”

The Ventura, Calif.-based company conveys this new mantra most strongly through film, and on Wednesday, Oct. 21, a collaboration with Alpenglow Sports will present Lake Tahoe residents with a unique and exclusive night of environmental films.

Three individual shorts, “The Fisherman’s Son,” “Defined by the Line” and “Mile for Mile” will be followed by the critically-acclaimed and award-winning “Damnation.”

Each film documents a different environmental fight being waged to protect a unique wild place and/or natural resource, according to Alpenglow.

“It’s no secret that wild places are under threat,” Brendan Madigan, owner of Alpenglow Sports, said in a statement. “We’re excited to work with Patagonia on this unique film night not only to showcase important international issues, but to motivate and inspire our own community to put energy behind their own passions in order to make a difference.”

While the films document global issues, Madigan said the goal of the evening is to galvanize and inspire the community to become more involved in North Lake Tahoe’s environmental issues.

The theme of each film lies at the foundation of Patagonia’s “New Localism” concept, Madigan said, which dictates that as outdoor enthusiasts and athletes, we can no longer pass through or visit remote wild places and trust that they will remain that way.

The screening will take place at 7 p.m. Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema in Tahoe City. Tickets are $5 and can be purchase at http://www.tahoearthauscinema.com.

Further, officials with Patagonia will be on hand to present the nonprofit Tahoe Food Hub with a $1,000 donation.

For information, contact Madigan at Alpenglow Sports at 530-583-6917 or brendan@alpenglowsports.com. Visit alpenglowsports.com to learn more.