Rocky Mountain Wild
Wild Salmon Harvest-Feast, Live Music by Melanie Brown and Sunny Porch
& Special Screening of Award-Winning Documentary, The Wild
All net proceeds benefitting the Bristol Bay Defense Fund.
Event Link: https://bit.ly/38Pa3BU
Date and Time
October 14th 2021
Doors at 6pm
1535 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Join us for a wild salmon feast, live music and special screening of award-winning documentary, The Wild. Recyclable VR goggles with access to a Bristol Bay virtual-reality experience will be handed to the first 50 folks who arrive – and the evening will culminate with a live panel discussion punctuating an urgent call to action for Bristol Bay, the world’s last fully-intact wild salmon ecosystem.
The Wild will be preceded by two 5-minute short films, Bristol Bay’s First Voices and Wild Salmon Center’s: Life History – Sam Snyder – giving a timely update on Bristol Bay and the proposed Pebble Mine. Harvest feast will feature Eva’s Wild Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon prepared by Jax Restaurant in Boulder. Beer, wine and non-acholic options included in ticket price.
Luminary panel to be moderated by The Wild producer, John W. Comerford and will include: Wild Salmon Center’s Sam Snyder and founder, Guido Rahr; Bristol Bay indigenous activist, Melanie Brown; The Wild director, Mark Titus and special guests.
About this event
Presented by Boulder’s own, Backpacker’s Pantry
Live Music 6:30 -7:30pm
Wild Salmon Barbecue 630 – 7:30pm
Film Screening 7:45 – pm
The Wild is an award-winning documentary film by Mark Titus. Its core narrative focuses on the fight to protect Bristol Bay, Alaska as told through the lens of the filmmaker’s own battle with addiction. Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, the film’s release pivoted from its scheduled 50-city theatrical tour and instead took the form of a virtual-tour in 2020.
Logline: Newly into recovery, an urgent threat emerges to spur fisherman/filmmaker, Mark Titus back to the wilds of Alaska, where the people of Bristol Bay and its storied wild salmon runs face devastation if a massive copper mine is constructed.
Click to watch The Wild Trailer.
Bristol Bay is the world’s last fully-intact wild salmon system. And Bristol Bay’s indigenous People are the world’s last fully-intact wild salmon culture. And they have been under threat of destruction by the proposed Pebble Mine for the last 2 decades. We are hovering in a hopeful moment for Bristol Bay right now under the current Biden EPA. But imperative action is needed to permanently protect this singular, sacred, wild place. Read more about Bristol Bay’s story here.
Rocky Mountain Wild is a celebration of Bristol Bay and her People, a declaration of new collaboration from the Coast to Colorado and an urgent call to protect Bristol Bay and her People’s millennia-old way of life.
Special live acoustic music will be played by Alaskan folk group, Sunny Porch Collective, featuring Melanie Brown and Marcus Beckman. Melanie has been at the heart of the fight for Bristol Bay as an indigenous activist for decades. She’s also a 5th generation Bristol Bay salmon fisherman who is now passing her craft down to her children.
Wild salmon for this spirited barbecue is provided by Eva’s Wild, a Seattle-based environmental distribution company, giving back to Bristol Bay with every purchase. Wild salmon preparation and flavor by Boulder’s own, Backpacker’s Pantry. Used worldwide by backpackers, sailors, extreme athletes, explorers, the military, hunters, campers, vegans, and for emergency preparedness, Backpacker’s Pantry brings inspired cuisine to the furthest reaches of our planet, while doing everything it can to protect it.
Event-partner, Wild Salmon Center is the premier Portland based salmon conservation non-profit and part of the coalition working to permanently protect Bristol Bay. The evening will include a beautiful short film about Bristol Bay, featuring Wild Salmon Center’s Sam Snyder – and a 5-minute short documentary from the eyes and voices of Bristol Bay’s indigenous people, called Bristol Bay’s First Voices.
Rocky Mountain Wild will be the first, exclusive live screening of the film as it was intended to be watched – on a big screen, in community, together.
Salmon shield us from fear of death by showing us how to follow our course without fear, and how to give of ourselves for the sake of things greater than ourselves.
– David James Duncan – My Story as Told by Water