Free films featured at 7th annual Black Bear Film Festival

| 29 Sep 2011 | 09:39

    MILFORD - This year’s Black Bear Film Festival (BBFF)—set for this weekend, Oct. 12 through 15 — includes many free film selections during Saturday’s Salon, Sunday’s EnviroFest, and throughout the weekend as part of Trolley Excursions. Salon and EnviroFest films will be shown in the Garage at 105 E. Catharine Street, in Milford. The Black Bear Film Festival and Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) are sponsoring a free trolley for filmgoers interested in exploring Milford and its surrounds, including the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Trolley times and stops will be clearly posted at BBFF and PEEC throughout the weekend’s events. The trolley project is supported in-part by a grant from the state Department of Community and Economic Development, and is happening in conjunction with PEEC’s PowWow in the Poconos. For more information visit the Black Bear Film Festival office at the Upper Mill, in Milford, email or call 570-409-0909. Salon schedule Friday, Oct. 13 7 p.m., Renoir’s A Day in the Country 7:45 p.m., Paolo and Vittorio Taviani’s The Night of the Shooting Stars Saturday, Oct. 14 10 to 11 a.m., Children’s Films WestonWoods/Scholastic, Age 3-9 11 a.m. to Noon, Repeat: Children’s Program Noon to 1 p.m., Lecture: Les Jensen and Juanita Leisch Jensen “Gone With the Wind: Myth, Story, and History” 1 to 2 p.m., Johnny Berlin Director: Dominic DeJoseph 2 to 3 p.m., Lecture: Kalina Ivanov “Production Design and Fashion” 3 to 8 p.m., Best short films from SVA, Temple, Columbia, NYU 8 to 8:45 p.m., Selections from the Transom 8:45 to 9:30 p.m., Uses of Film…Illuminate, Advocate, Infuriate…Delight! ENVIROfest schedule Sunday, Oct. 15 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Chased by the Light: A Photographic Journey with Jim Brandenburg, sponsored by The Eagle Institute, introduced by Sandy Long of Heron’s Eye Communications 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., Frankensteer, sponsored by Gifford Pinchot Audubon Society, followed by a short Q&A with Leonard Pollara of Upper Meadows Farm and Frances Naftal of Flatbrook Farm Noon to 12:30 p.m., Controversy on the Delaware: A Look Upstream at the Tocks Island Dam Project and Dinner for Two, sponsored by Pocono Environmental Education Center, introduced by Filmmaker Ryan Balton 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Designing a Great Neighborhood, sponsored by the Pike Conservation Partnership, introduced by Sally Corrigan of the Pike Office of Community Planning 1:45 to 2:45 p.m., Forest Stewardship at the Urban/Rural Interface, and a SNEAK PEEK at Nature’s Keepers, sponsored by the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, introduced by Laurie McEvoy of the Pike County Film Commission; followed by a short Q&A with Cindy Wildermuth of the Pike County Planning Commission and Tony Waldron of the Scenic Rural Character Preservation Board 3 to 4:15 p.m., Swim for the River, sponsored by the Lackawaxen River Conservancy, introduced by Ruth Jones of Kittatinny Canoes