The Spokane Riverkeeper, Mountain Gear and Patagonia are bringing back the Wild & Scenic Film Festival as a benefit for the Spokane Riverkeeper on Thursday, April 28 at the Garland Theater. Because Spokane is really a river town, say organizers, the festival will recognize that connection by featuring several prominent river films along with fun shorts covering other themes and topics. The festival will also provide an opportunity to sample the newly released 2016 River City Brewing Riverkeeper IPA. A portion of the proceeds from all Riverkeeper IPA sales are donated back to Spokane Riverkeeper.

“Although Spokane has a rich assortment of opportunities to watch films,” says Spokane Riverkeeper Jerry White, Jr., “this festival really stands out from the crowd because of its cutting edge and innovative environmental films.” The festival’s stop in Spokane has been made possible by support from Mountain Gear as well as a number of local partner organizations and businesses such as Riverside State Park Foundation, Spokane Falls Trout Unlimited, the Inland NW Land Conservancy, ROW Adventures, Silverbow Fly Shop, King Beverage, River City Brewing and Out There Monthly. Doors at the Garland Theater open at 6 p.m. for beverages and conversation and the films start at 7. Tickets are $12 online and $15 at the door. More info at Facebook.com/SpokaneRiverkeeper.