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Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival On Tour: Day 2

July 27, 2017, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office] and Jackson Hole WILD
invite you and a guest to attend a two-day showcase of wildlife documentaries


Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival On Tour

Day 2

7:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 27th, 2017

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Screenings include:

Return of the River (55 min.)
Pork.0 (17 min.)
Pygmy Seashorses: Masters of Camouflage (2 min.)
Animated Life: Seeing the Invisible (8 min.)
Batman of Mexico (60 min.)

Total Running Time: 2 hours and 22 minutes.



About the Films


Directed by John Gussman and Jessica Plumb. Written and Produced by Jessica Plumb. Running time: 55 minutes.

Return of the River explores the largest dam removal and river restoration project on the planet. The film follows a coalition of people who attempt the impossible: to change the opinion of a town and eventually the nation to bring two dams down. A divided community comes to consensus, launching an unprecedented restoration effort.

A documentary infused with hope, Return of the River offers inspiration amid grim environmental news, showing how an idea moved from "crazy" to celebrated reality. Reviewed as "hell-raising documentary filmmaking at its best", Return of the River has been recognized with a dozen festival awards.

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Written, Directed, and Produced by Brett Kuxhausen. Running time: 17 minutes.

Pork.0 follows Carl Blake as he combats factory-farming by inventing his own breed of pig. A former computer engineer who returned to the farm after a harrowing car accident, Carl is changing the pork system by producing some of the tastiest and happiest pigs, all using sustainable methods. He’s reached fame and success, but hasn’t finished his quest of making the perfect pig. Pork.0 is not only about a farmer who wants to bring accountability back to pork production, but also of a selfless man who will stop at nothing to change a flawed system.

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Produced by KQED & PBS Digital Studios. Running time: 2 minutes.

Tiny and delicate, pygmy seahorses survive by attaching to vibrant corals where they become nearly invisible to both predators and researchers. Now, biologists at the California Academy of Sciences have successfully bred them in captivity for the first time. See the unseen at the very edge of our visible world. Get a new perspective on our place in the universe and meet extraordinary new friends. Explore big scientific mysteries by going incredibly small with "Deep Look", a new ultra-HD (4K) short video series created by KQED San Francisco and presented by PBS Digital Studios.

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Written, Directed, and Produced by Flora Lichtman and Sharon Shattuck. Running time: 8 minutes.

This animated feature celebrates 17th-century citizen-scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, whose discoveries of microbes changed our view of the biological world. In 1674, Leeuwenhoek looked at a drop of lake water through his homemade microscope and discovered an invisible world that no one knew existed. His work inspired countless microbiology researchers. Leeuwenhoek was a haberdasher and city official in Delft, the Netherlands. He started making simple microscopes and using them to observe the world around him. He was the first to discover bacteria, protists, sperm cells, blood cells, rotifers, and much more.

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Directed by Tom Mustill. Produced by Peter Fison. Running time: 60 minutes.

Rodrigo "The Bat Man of Mexico", has been saving the amazing bats of his homeland since childhood, when he kept vampires in his bathroom. Now his favorite drink, tequila, is at stake. The bat that pollenates the plant the liquor comes from is in trouble, and Rodrigo must track their migration to save them. Braving hurricanes, snakes, Mayan tombs and seas of cockroaches in a heartwarming and breathtaking conservation success story.

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About the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival

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Jackson Hole WILD is dedicated to promoting public awareness and stewardship of wildlife and wildlife habitat and appreciation for the wonders of science through the innovative use of media. JHW encourages the production of natural history programming around the world by providing non-fiction media industry stakeholders with an international film forum to conduct business, test new equipment, refine production techniques and celebrate the world's finest nature and science programming.

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About Outside the Box [Office]

Outside the Box [Office] is a weekly showcase for upcoming releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles. Recognizing a need for greater diversity on campus, the series will draw from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain.

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Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Ave. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago