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Arts & Culture

San Antonio River Authority Presents An Environmental Film Festival

The San Antonio River Authority isn’t known for putting on film festivals, at least not until now.

"The river authority is hosting this environmental film festival to commemorate National Rivers Month, which is in June," said SARA’s Darlene Dorsey.

"And we hope to do it again in the future," she said.

In some ways it is a natural fit. Dorsey explained why SARA is doing a film festival about environmentalism.

“If this is National Rivers Month, what is it we all can do to enjoy and preserve what we have, these natural and beautiful resources?” she said.

As to when the film festival is happening: really soon!

“Thursday at the Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro, which is in the Mall of the Wonderland of the Americas" said Dorsey. "The event is from 5 p.m.-10 p.m., and it’s free. There is limited seating so (only) the first 200 people will be able to get in.”

These are a series of shorts on environmentalism from all across the country, rather than feature-length films. But there is one exception to that, as Dorsey notes.

“We’ll also have a feature, which will be our award-winning full length documentary about the San Antonio River,” she said.

Dorsey said the films cover a range of subjects:

“Teaching people what life is out there, what exists around the rivers, how people use the rivers, how people enjoy recreation in the rivers, and how we can protect our resources,” she said.