SNC to screen local film about Lake Tahoe |

SNC to screen local film about Lake Tahoe

Special to the Bonanza
A screenshot from the film "Coming Home" features the always-sparkling Emerald Bay.
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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — On Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m., Sierra Nevada College will offer a screening of “Coming Home,” an independent film by South Lake Tahoe filmmaker Martin Rubio and Painted Visuals Media.

The screening will take place outdoors, on SNC’s Patterson Lawn. Before the screening, a vendor village will be open from 6 to 7:30, with information about SNC admissions, South American Snow Sessions in Argentina, and student and campus activities.

“Coming Home” is a documentary film inspired by a group of lifelong friends who grew up together and share a passion for Lake Tahoe.

Filmmaker Martin Rubio hopes that, through sharing their story, the film will also show people the beauty of this majestic land.

Rubio, who works with the local Sugar Pine Foundation, also says that a desire to create something greater for the community informed his motivations for the film, saying, “by making this film out in the beautiful country of Tahoe, we hope to create new stewards for our forests, rivers, and lakes.”

The film features several SNC alumni who have continued to build careers as notable athletes, including skiers Jason Arens, Kyle Smaine, Ty Dayberry, and snowboarder Billy Garcia.

With “sustainability” as a core theme at their alma mater, it is no surprise that this film demonstrates a deep commitment to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, the land.

Visit to view a trailer for the movie.

— This article was submitted to the Bonanza by Sierra Nevada College, Nevada’s only accredited private four-year college, located at 999 Tahoe Blvd. in Incline Village. Learn more at