Beginning Monday, April 17, the Tower Theater and the Public Interest Research Group, in conjunction with the International Wildlife Film Festival, will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the original Earth Day through a series of wildlife films.
Every night until Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day 1995), the Tower will feature the winners from the 1993 and 1994 festivals by showing one film a night.The films during the week include:
- "Anima Mundi," a film in which natural images is the only means of communication.
- "Wilderness: The Last Stand," a documentary about the problems facing the U.S. Forestry Service's management of our National Forests.
- "Sex, Lies and Holes in the Skies," a documentary spotlighting two families, in Manhattan and Madagascar, that illustrates how overpopulation stresses the environment in both developing and industrialized countries.
- "Kangaroos: Faces in the Mob," a film that focuses on Australia's gray kangaroo.
Capping the event Saturday, April 22, will be "The Tides of Kirawira," one of the 1994 IWFF winners and a biographical short film about the life of Utahn writer/activist Edward Abbey, "Abbey's Country."
All films start at 5:15 p.m. Admission is $3.50, with the proceeds going to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. For more information, call the Tower Theater at 297-4040.