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movie event at tall timbers research station, saturday may 10th
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~ Fundraiser at Tall Timbers to include award-winning films, seafood fest for children and families ~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Patagonia, Inc. presents and the Apalachicola Riverkeeper will host the largest environmental film festival in North America at the Tall Timbers Research Station on May 10, 2008. The special event is a fundraiser to further the Riverkeeper’s efforts to protect and preserve North America’s most biologically diverse river.

“Each year, the Apalachicola Riverkeeper looks for unique opportunities to provide education, entertainment and a festive occasion for people of all ages to get together,” said Andrew Jubal Smith, Executive Director of the Apalachicola Riverkeeper.  “The tour brings together a selection of award-winning films about how people are creating solutions to protect our natural resources and wild places,” says Smith.

The roster of movies will include a special children’s matinee featuring “Rita”, Best Family Short at the Boulder Adventure Film Festival. Rita tells the story of the friendship between two seven-year-old girls, one from America and one from Nepal who embark on a wild and touching adventure over an 18,000 foot pass near the base of Mt. Everest. The children’s matinee also includes “Antarctica … the End?”, winner of Best Youth Environmental Film at Telluride MountainFlim, “Carpa Diem”, Best Short at the Vatavarn Film Festival, “Feed the Worms”, “Hawaii Reef Etiquette”,” Not Just Mine: Kids and Plovers on the Beach”, and “Water Loving Doggies”.

Two other screenings will feature “Oil and Water”, Best Environmental Film at Taos MountainFilm, about two kayakers who embark on an endless summer venture from Alaska to Argentina in a retro-fitted Japanese fire truck, which runs on just about everything except petroleum, and “Gimme Green”, Best Documentary Short at the Beverly Hills Shorts Festival. Gimme Green is a humorous take on the American obsession with residential lawns and the effects it has on our environment, wallets, and outlook on life. Also on the billet are: “Against the Current”, “Protecting New Orleans”, “The Story of Stuff” and “Fish and Cow”, Newcomer Finalist at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, about a group of dedicated ranchers and biologists in Big Hole, Montana who find common ground to save one of the last surviving populations of Arctic graylings.

Early in the evening, attendees will enjoy fresh shucked and gourmet oysters, Wetumpka gumbo, savory salads, bragging bread and other culinary treats.  Finally, there will be give-aways from sponsors such as Tom’s of Maine, raffle items and a silent auction. Riverkeeper t-shirts, caps and mugs, photographs, music and DVDs will available for purchase.



Schedule and ticket prices:

3:00 – 3:50 p.m.           Children’s Matinee - $3 (children under 12) $6 per adult. 

4:00 – 6:30 p.m.           First Screening (15-minute intermission) - $3 (children under 12) $6 per adult.

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.           Raffle, Auction, Gumbo and Oyster Fest - $5 (children under 12)

$10 per adult.  Cash bar.

7:30 – 10:00 p.m.         Second Screening (10-minute intermission) - $3 (children under 12) $6 per adult.

Due to limited seating, it is strongly suggested tickets be purchased in advance to ensure admission.  All tickets purchased in advance will be entered into a special prize drawing.

Tickets can be reserved by contacting the Apalachicola Riverkeeper at (850) 653-8936. For additional information about tickets, donating to the auction or volunteering, contact the Apalachicola Riverkeeper or email staff at  


Tall Timbers Research Station - 13093 Henry Beadel Road, off Leon County Road 12 between US Highway 319 and Meridian Road.

Ticket Outlets:

Black Dog Café, 229 Lake Ella Drive, 224-2518

Native Nursery, 1661 Centerville Road, 386-8882

Trail and Ski, 2743 Capital Cir NE, 531-9001

Wild Birds Unlimited, 1505 Governors Square Blvd, 576-0002

Wilderness Way, 4901 Woodville Highway, 877-7200

Wine Warehouse, 1355 Market Street, 893-2254

 And of course Apalachicola Riverkeeper, 653-8936,


Published Friday, May 9, 2008 5:26 PM by emcee christmas
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