Madison: join us for the 13th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Apr 28, 2022 | Citizen Advocacy, Members

Join River Alliance of Wisconsin and the Barrymore Theatre for the 13th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival.

The evening includes a curated collection of film shorts from Wisconsin and across the nation featuring stories of advocates who have changed the way we think about protecting our clean water resources. 

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Thursday, May 12

Barrymore Theatre, 2090 Atwood Ave. Madison, WI 

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Program begins at 7:00 p.m.

The evening includes the chance to win door prizes from our generous sponsors. 

Buy tickets now online through or at Barrymore Theatre outlets in Madison. 

In this collection of films, you’ll hear the stories of an immigrant to America who finds freedom in a trout stream, and veterans who find healing by casting a fishing line, Indigenous food sovereignty activists who grew vegetables to feed their families and organized to remove a dam, and Black sanitation equity advocates who explain why their neighborhoods need infrastructure investments. You’ll also meet a California activist who put his life on the line, Wisconsin farmers who go against the grain to farm with nature rather than against it, and youth speaking out for a Green New Deal. 

“Madison-area supporters of River Alliance of Wisconsin have gathered together for many years to be inspired by the Wild & Scenic Film Festival,” said River Alliance of Wisconsin Executive Director Allison Werner. “The film shorts can be funny or deeply moving, but we hope they will all inspire us to find new ways to be advocates for our clean water resources and think broadly about what the conservation movement looks like.”

Thanks to sponsors: Fontana Sports, Madison Gas & Electric, Heartwood Tree Care, Sitka Salmon Shares, Earthling Interactive, Numbers 4 Nonprofits, Lauer Realty Group, Trout Unlimited Wisconsin State Council, Wegner CPAs, Econoprint, Wisconsin Land & Water, Community Shares of Wisconsin, and WVMO-LP.


This message is made possible by generous donors who believe people have the power to protect and restore water. Become a member of River Alliance of Wisconsin today.