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Events at the Waterton Lakes Opera House as part of the Waterton Wildlife Weekend:

INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE FILM FESTIVAL AT THE WATERTON WILDLIFE WEEKEND: Thursday September 13 to Sunday September 16

Daily screenings of selections from the 2018 International Wildlife Film Festival from Missoula, Montana. Incredible films shown at their best, on the big screen with surround sound.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13: 4:00 - 5:00 PM

$10 General Admission   / $7 Children 3-12

Becoming Water (15 Mins) Art and nature intersect as students from the University of Saskatchewan
travel north to participate in a course at the Saskatchewan River Delta, one of the largest
unbroken wetlands left on Earth. The students create art pieces inspired by the area, searching for
links between humans, water, and the natural environment

Camera Trap (26 Mins) In this half hour documentary, aspiring wildlife photographer Peter Mather puts everything on the line in his quest to capture one photo that will tell the story of the Porcupine Caribou’s herd migration, one of the greatest land migrations on Earth.

Last Call (12 Mins) Few places are more tightly bound to their rivers than Paradise Valley, Montana,where the Yellowstone River Flows out of America’s most iconic National Park and begins its journey across the country. Join a fourth generation Paradise Valley rancher, BBQ and Bakery owners freshly transplanted from Georgia, a lodge owner, a naturalist, a fly fishing guide, a sitting U.S. Senator, and an iconic musician as they come together to protect the Yellowstone River ecosystem from a proposed goldmine. With original score and narration by Bill Payne of Little Feat, Last Call brings you into the heart of a community as they work together to protect the river that connects them all.

BONUS FREE SCREENING: AT 5:15 PM 

The Kenow Wildfire Story (25 minutes): The story of the Kenow fire as it grew from a lighting strike in the backcountry to the frightening wildfire that consumed a huge part of Waterton’s forest and grasslands.

 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14: 4:00 - 5:00 PM

$10 General Admission   / $7 Children 3-12

Operation Wolf Patrol (12 Mins) Poacher’s Kingdom follows Rod Coronado, Wolf Patrol’s leader, as
her endeavours to raise awareness of wolf poaching in northern Wisconsin and tackles the issue
of Wisconsin’s new “Hunter Harassment Law”- making it illegal to take photos of hunters on public
lands.

The Journey of Water (7 Mins) Streams cascade down mountainsides and flow through valleys,
calming in slow pools, filling marshes and wetlands. Along this path, water is a vital source of life,
sustaining a wide variety of insects and animals that rely upon this natural force for their survival.

Beaver Believers (50 Mins) The whimsical yet inspiring film captures the vision energy and dedication of a half dozen activists who share a passion for restoring the North American Beaver to much of its former habitat and range. The Beaver Believers shows us how this humble creature can help us restore steams and watersheds damaged by neglect.

BONUS FREE SCREENING: AT 5:15 PM 

The Kenow Wildfire Story (25 minutes): The story of the Kenow fire as it grew from a lighting strike in the backcountry to the frightening wildfire that consumed a huge part of Waterton’s forest and grasslands.

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15: 2:00 - 3:00 PM

$10 General Admission   / $7 Children 3-12

Drive Them Buffalo (18 Min) FOLLOWED BY A PRESENTATION AND Q&A WITH ERVINE CARLSON, DIRECTOR OF THE BLACKFEET BISON PROGRAM  An intimate look at the only indigenous tribal-led buffalo drive in North America, Drive Them Buffalo follows members of the Blackfeet Nation as they experience the power of the American bison while driving their herd through rough terrain and hostile weather to their winter pasture a rare ritual of stewardship that brings hope for a cultural rebirth. 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15: 4:00 - 5:00 PM

$10 General Admission   / $7 Children 3-12

Forest, Fins and Footprints (23 Mins) In Alberta, public lands in the foothills are being clear cut
at a rate faster than they can recover, with little opportunity for public input. Forests, Fins, and
Footprints is a community funded documentation of the clear cutting in Ghost Valley - a watershed
located just upstream of Calgary on the Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains.

Nesting with the Devil (11 Mins) Nesting with the Devil tells the story of the great blue herons, bald
eagles, and their mysterious nesting relationship on the coast of British Columbia.

Canis Lupus (18 Mins) Ghosts are stirring in Colorado’s high country. They haunt the trees, the
water, the animals the very fabric of the land itself. Gray wolves shaped this place for eons only to
disappear nearly overnight. Canis Lupus Colorado is the story of the past, present and future of
Colorado’s now extinct native wolf population.

BONUS FREE SCREENING: AT 5:15 PM 

The Kenow Wildfire Story (25 minutes): The story of the Kenow fire as it grew from a lighting strike in the backcountry to the frightening wildfire that consumed a huge part of Waterton’s forest and grasslands.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 16: 4:00-5:00 PM

$10 General Admission / $7 Children 3-12

Gathering of Eagles (8 Mins) In British Columbia, birds of prey flock to Canada’s “Eagle Capital”
every winter, making a lasting impact on the people who live there.

Keepers (6 Mins) Bobby Jack Smith won’t tell you his age, but he will tell you how he met organic
farmer Kelly Penn at a local beekeeper meeting in Bryson City, North Carolina and decided to help
her in her efforts to start keeping her own hives. Years later, the two are inseparable. Although they
don’t always see eye to eye, this unlikely pair is bound by their mutual admiration for bees and a
concern for future populations.

Nature’s Wildest Weapons (60 Mins) The animal kingdom posses a fearsome arsenal: a variety of
extreme weapons used in intense battles to gore, stab, crush, and batter. But are they more than
just instruments of deadly force? Professor Doug Emlen’s life-long ambition has been to discover
the secrets of nature’s arm races, what triggers them and what they can teach us about the most formidable weapons on earth: our own.

BONUS FREE SCREENING: AT 5:15 PM 

The Kenow Wildfire Story (25 minutes): The story of the Kenow fire as it grew from a lighting strike in the backcountry to the frightening wildfire that consumed a huge part of Waterton’s forest and grasslands.

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ALSO A PRESENTATION OF THE WATERTON WILDLIFE WEEKEND:

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14: 1:30 - 2:30 PM

$10 General Admission / $7 Children 3-12

WILDLIFE OF THE OLDMAN RIVER VALLEY: Enjoy this wildlife documentary that was shot in the Oldman River valley of Southern Alberta by Rick Andrews. The documentary captures the area’s wildlife in each of the four seasons. Species such as Mule and White-tailed Deer, Beavers, Coyotes, American White Pelicans, Great Blue Herons, nesting Great Horned Owls and reptiles such as Prairie Rattlesnakes and Bull Snakes are all included, along with underwater sequences featuring Wandering Garter Snakes and Western Painted Turtles. The film also includes night footage that together with the night scenes provide unique sights that even frequent visitors to this river valley may not have seen before.

Followed by a Q&A with Rick Andrews.

 TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

 

 

 

Festival Dates

September 13th – September 16th, 2018

Contact

Andrea and Larry Becker - Waterton Arts/ Waterton Lakes Opera House
403-859-2467
403-859-2467
309 Windflower Avenue Box 111
Waterton, AB T0K 2M0
CA

Amenities

  • Child Friendly
  • Education and Interpretation
  • Free
  • Nature and Wildlife
  • Start Time - Afternoon
  • Universally Accessible

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