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Town Hall hosts Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Plumas Arts presents the 16th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on tour in Quincy on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at the Town Hall Theatre. 

Tickets are now on sale to see the 12 inspiring films from this year’s Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. sharp. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Arriving early is recommended. 

Draft beer from Quincy’s very own Quintopia Brewing Company, along with wine, non-alcoholic drink choices, and desserts and popcorn, will be available for purchase at the event. Thank you to Quintopia for continuing to sponsor and support this favorite local event. 

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Plumas Arts is honored to take this opportunity to inspire our local communities to be inspired and act on behalf of the environment. This year’s selection includes 12 films from all over the world focusing on environmental education, overcoming obstacles in the wilds, and strengthening communities through inclusivity. 

Come join us for an evening of fun, camaraderie, food and drink, and a great prize drawing to round out the event! The prize drawing will feature some items from our national sponsors and a few big items donated from the Patagonia Outlet in Reno. Your ticket for the film fest is your entry for the prize drawing and additional entries will be available for purchase at the event.

This event benefits Plumas Arts, a local non-profit that brings art into the public schools, runs a local artist’s gallery, hosts cultural events, and operates the only first-run movie theatre in Plumas County. Your attendance and support help to keep Plumas Arts successful and contributes to one of our communities’ favorite events.

21st anniversary of the festival

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started by the watershed advocacy group, South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) in 2003. The festival’s namesake is in celebration of SYRCL’s landmark victory to receive “Wild & Scenic” status for 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999. This year marks the 21st anniversary of the original 5-day event in Nevada City, CA which features over 150 award-winning films and welcomes over 100 guest speakers, celebrities, and activists who help bring attention to the environmental movement. This festival kicks-off the international tour to communities around the globe, allowing SYRCL to share their success as an environmental group with other organizations. Plumas Arts is honored to host the 12-film selection here in Quincy as part of the festival’s global tour.

SYRCL has a contest for art work on the flyer each year. This year’s beautiful flyer is made by Punky Aloha Studio. Punky Aloha is the illustration studio of Shar Tuiasoa, a freelance illustrator based in Kailua, Oahu. After studying Fine Art at her local community college for 6 years, Shar moved to California to earn her BFA in Illustration. She moved back to Hawaii shortly after and started Punky Aloha Studio in the summer of 2018. Check out her amazing art work here .

Tickets are $15 per person and available for presale by visiting or by visiting the Plumas Arts Gallery located at 525 Main St, Quincy, CA. Please contact Plumas Arts at 530-283-3402 with any questions. This event often sells out, so advanced ticket purchase is encouraged.

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