David Vassar’s A Walk in the Park


David Vassar's A Walk in the Park on June 17, 2016 in Angels Camp, CA : In celebration of the National Park Centennial, Backcountry Pictures presents the West Coast Premier of “A Walk in the Park with David Vassar” featuri ng the Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning writer, director, producer, and documentarian, David Vassar. “A Walk in the Park” will be presented in Vassar's adopted home of Calaveras County on the evening of Friday, June 17, 2016, at the Bret Harte Theater in Angels Camp. Optional VIP Meet-and-Greet with David Vassar follows at CAMPS Restaurant at the Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort. (Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. Additional details below).
The Subaru of America-sponsored “A Walk in the Park with David Vassar” was first presented to a sold-out audience and resounding accolades at the 2016 Environmental Film Festival at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, in Washington, DC, this past March.
“A Walk in the Park with David Vassar” is an epic life-long film retrospective through America's magnificent Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Death Valley National Parks, among others, highlighted with personal stories from Vassar's lifetime of environmental filmmaking. Scenes from Vassar's Academy Award-nominated documentary, Generation on the Wind, and the PBS special featuring California State Parks, California Forever, are also included in the program. In addition, Vassar will present selected scenes from Backcountry Pictures' current production, Conspiracy of Extremes, co-produced with Sally Kaplan, which advocates for desert protection and features Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks, the Mojave National Preserve and others.
At the age of 19, while still in college, David made his first film in Yosemite. It was the beginning of a journey that continues to this day; one that would take him to some of the nation's most magnificent National Parks where he has ...read more

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