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Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival: Panel Discussion of Documentary "Wrenched"

Title: Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival: Panel Discussion of Documentary “Wrenched”
Location: Orpheum Theater 15 West Aspen Avenue Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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Description: An exciting addition to this years film fest. Take an exclusive “sneak peek” of select scenes from the upcoming documentary Wrenched being produced in the

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four-corners region. Wrenched captures the passing of the monkey wrench from the pioneers of eco-activism to a new generation who carry Edward Abbey’s legacy into the 21st century. Through the lens of Abbey’s anarchistic spirit, Wrenched champions those who have spent a lifetime defending the wilderness.

The preview will be followed by a panel of environmental legends, friends of Abbey’s and the film’s team, producer Kurt Engfehr (main editor and co-producer on two of Michael Moore’s films, the Oscar-winning, Bowling For Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11 and Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead), director, ML Lincoln (director of Drowning River), and editor, Patrick Gambuti, Jr. (editor and co-director on At the Edge of the World, editor and co-writer, Greedy Lying Bastards and Bill W.). Introducing the session will be critically acclaimed author Craig Childs, who will be giving a spoken word performance.

Other Panelists include:
Ken Sleight: Inspired Edward Abbey to create Seldom Seen Smith. Sleight is a fervent environmental activist

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, a legendary river runner and owns and operates Pack Creek Ranch in Moab, Utah where Abbey spent many hours writing. Often times you can find him standing in front of a bulldozer.

Jack Loeffler: An aural historian, writer, radio producer and sound collage artist. He was a close friend of Abbey’s for decades. Loeffler advocates grass roots activism and counts among his many published works Adventures with Ed: A Portrait of Abbey.

Ken Sanders: A rare-book seller specializing in Western Americana. He is also the founder of Dream Garden Press. Sanders was friends with Edward Abbey and is responsible for commissioning R. Crumb to illustrate the tenth-anniversary edition of The Monkey Wrench

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Kieran Suckling (Moderator): Director for the Center for Biological Diversity, a national nonprofit that advocates for endangered species and the wild places they live.

Craig Childs: He has published more than a dozen critically acclaimed books on nature, science, and adventure. He is a commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, Men’s Journal, Outside and many others.

All ticket sales for this event is $10/ $5 for students and goes to support the Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival’s Emerging Filmmaker Program, a free weekly filmmaking workshop for Flagstaff high school students, covering the basics of filmmaking.

The Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival continues to uphold its tradition of bringing new documentaries and fresh perspectives to the Colorado Plateau. Further information about the documentary Wrenched can be found at www.wrenched-themovie.com.
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2012-10-13

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