The Bayou Land Conservancy will host the Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour at the Star Cinema Grill in Vintage Park on Thursday, Aug. 30.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of films from the annual festival held the third week of January in Nevada City, Calif., which is now in its 16th year. Wild & Scenic focuses on films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet.

“Films featured at Wild & Scenic showcase frontline activism and stunning cinematography,” said On Tour Manager Johan Ehde. “Our changing Earth is at the forefront of conversations nationally and globally. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that individuals propel the groundswell of the environmental movement. Collectively, we CAN make a difference.”

The tour event in Houston will feature 11 films, including "Straws." Used once and tossed, billions of plastic straws wind up in landfills and streets, finding their way to oceans. Actor/Director Tim Robbins narrates the history and story of Straws – and marine researchers, citizen activists, and business owners discuss how it’s possible to make a sea of change, one straw at a time.

This year’s Festival Underwriter, Union Pacific, will feature two films, “National Parks” and “Dedicated to Serve.”

Audiences will also be inspired by a student film from Lone Star College-Cy-Fair, “How to Make An Environmental Impact on Your Campus.”

The festival is a natural extension of Bayou Land Conservancy’s work to inspire people to act on behalf of the environment.

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