The Evanston Wild & Scenic Film Festival will once again offer the best in inspirational environmental and adventure films to the public in 2020. This year’s fest will take place on two separate Friday evenings, February 28 and March 13, from 7 to 9 p.m., at One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave. The film festival is presented by the Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) and the City of Evanston.

“The festival has drawn big crowds in recent years because of the exceptional quality of the films as well as the wildly popular spread of food we offer at intermission,” said Festival Chair and EEA Board member, Karen Taira. “We anticipate another outstanding event in 2020 that will inspire attendees to get active in the environment. Each evening will feature a different set of films so we encourage those who are interested to come to one or both evenings,” added EEA President, Dick Peach.

This year’s lineup will include a personal film on the Boundary Waters and the current threat to them from a polluting type of copper mining, a celebratory story of open spaces, a documentary on urban beekeepers in Detroit, as well as a montage of women doing extreme outdoor activities.  

The EEA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the programs of the Evanston Ecology Center and promoting environmental awareness to the surrounding community. The EEA and the City of Evanston together are the Chicago area’s sole presenter of selections from the nation’s largest environmental film festival.

The event’s primary sponsor is Nature’s Perspective Landscaping, and the food sponsor is Dempster Auto Rebuilders.

Free parking in the building’s parking garage is being provided of Rotary International.

General admission tickets for the film festival are $12. EEA Individual members pay $7 for their ticket and $12 for their guests; other types of EEA members pay  $7 for their ticket and $10 for their guests. Those who wish to join the EEA may visit evanstonenvironment.org/join-or-renew. Tickets are available at evanstonenvironment.org/filmfest.