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Environmental documentary to make U.S. debut at Lake Tahoe

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"Northern Grease," an independent documentary, makes its Lake Tahoe debut at Himmel Haus Friday.
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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Local Freshies, in association with Beyond Boarding, will host the U.S. premiere of the film “Northern Grease” this weekend at Lake Tahoe.

The first showing will be held in South Lake Tahoe on Friday, Oct. 23, at Himmel Haus, and the final will be at the Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema in Tahoe City on Nov. 4.

In between, a showing is set for The Chateau at 955 Fairway Blvd. in Incline Village on Saturday, Oct. 24. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the free show starts at 7 p.m.

Saturday’s showing is in partnership with Diamond Peak Ski Resort and IVGID, and it will serve as a fundraiser for Beyond Boarding and Keep Tahoe Blue (League to Save Lake Tahoe).

“Northern Grease” is an independent documentary that tells a story of snowboarders and surfers learning the real social and environmental impacts of resource extraction in Northern Canada.

“The Beyond Boarding crew gives us an in depth look at what’s possible when we all set out to achieve a common goal, no matter what the opposition,” according to a news release for the film. “The (showings are) all about bringing the community together to address environmental issues facing Lake Tahoe.”

According to Local Freshies, longtime snowboarder and environmentalist Mike Basich will present at the showing.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase, including beer from Incline’s own Alibi Ale Works. A portion of the proceeds from the Alibi beer and all raffle funds will be donated to the League to Save Lake Tahoe and Beyond Boarding.

Diamond Peak will also be present to sell season passes, and raffle items will provided by event sponsors.

Local Freshies is a Tahoe-based company providing snow and mountain enthusiasts up to date on industry news, stories, and event coverage while supporting local businesses.

Visit localfreshies.com and beyondboarding.org to learn more.