The First 70 Filmmakers Win the Grassroots Champions 2012 Award from CSPF!

The California State Parks Foundation Honored Heath Hen Films with the State Park Grassroots Champion Award given during annual Park Advocacy Day where citizens lobby lawmakers to protect and support state parks.

The First 70 screens at Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival!

We’re so excited about The First 70 screening at the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival this year. The trailer premiered at the festival a year ago, and we’re honored to be a part of their 2013 lineup.  The film will screen Friday, January 11th at 7:00pm at the Center for the Arts in downtown Nevada City and again on Saturday evening at 7pm at the Miners Foundry Stone Hall.

 

Screening at Big Bear Lake Discovery Center

The First 70 is screening November 15th at the Big Bear Lake Discovery Center in Big Bear, Ca. The local Sierra Club in that area is hosting a one evening environmental film festival starting at 6:30pm. They plan to screen 4 films!

 

 

Screening at Green Flash Brewing Co.

The First 70 is screening October 15th at Green Flash Brewing Co. in San Diego! The screening and a post film discussion will take place in the Tasting Room at the brewery, plus Not So Fast Food food truck will be serving up dinner that night featuring local, sustainable food. More info, plus registration for the event here.

Carmel Art & Film Festival

The First 70 is screening October 13th at the Carmel Art & Film Festival at 12 pm. Another wonderful place to watch great films!

First 70 Photography Book Available Now!

Our limited edition photography book is available from the store! Thousands of gorgeous moments were captured throughout the journey, and our director of photography Cory Brown hand-picked and laid out our favorites in this 13″ x 10″ coffee table book. The supply is very limited, get yours now! Thanks to ProDPI for helping with the production.

 

Big Bear Lake International Film Festival

The First 70 is screening this Saturday at Big Bear Lake International Film Festival at 3:30pm.

The First 70 wins Best Short Film at the Feel Good International Film Festival!

Sustainable Lafayette and the Lafayette Open Space Group Host The First 70

Sustainable Lafayette and the Lafayette Open Space Group will host The First 70 at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center on August 28th at 7 p.m.

The First 70 Accepted into Red Rock Film Festival

We’re proud to announce The First 70′s acceptance into the Red Rock Film Festival in Utah! The film will screen on Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 pm at the Canyon Auditorium in Springdale, UT.

In store screening at Patagonia Palo Alto on 9/18

The First 70 will screen at 7:00pm on September 18th at the Patagonia store in Palo Alto.

The First 70 accepted into DOCUTAH Film Festival

The First 70 will screen on Saturday September 8th at 2:25pm at the DOCUTAH Film Festival in Washington, Utah. Catch the screening at the Megaplex Red Cliffs Cinema Theater.

In store screening at Patagonia San Francisco on 9/19

The First 70 will screen at 7:00pm on September 19th at the Patagonia store in San Francisco.

In store screening at Patagonia Ventura on 9/25

The First 70 will screen at 7:00pm on September 25th at the Patagonia store in Ventura, Ca

California Academy of Sciences Hosts Q&A and Screening

The California Academy of Sciences will host filmmakers of The First 70 for a Q & A and screening at 12:30pm on September 22nd.

The First 70 accepted into the Feel Good Film Festival in Hollywood

The First 70 will screen at the Feel Good Film Festival at 11am on August 4th at the Laemmle NoHo 7 theater. Get tickets here!

SYRCL and the Nevada City Film Series Host The First 70 on August 5th

The First 70 will screen at 7:30pm on August 5th at the historic Nevada Theater in downtown Nevada City. Hosted by SYRCL and the Nevada City Film Series, the evening will include a panel discussion about the future of our state parks and updates about progress on Malakoff Diggins SHP. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Get tickets in advance at SYRCL or the Briar Patch Coop.

The First 70 Bay Area TV Broadcasts

Catch The First 70 on KRCB (PBS) on Sunday, July 1 @ 11 a.m and Tuesday, July 17 @ 10:30 p.m.

KRCB can be viewed at:

Over the air-22.1
Comcast, either 22 (SD) or 722 (HD) or 200 in some areas.
AT&T Uverse, either 22 (SD) or 1022 (HD)
Dish Satellite, at channel 22 and also at 6455 & 8233
Direct TV at channel 22 and also at 892 & 1980

The First 70 will screen at the McGrath State Beach Reopening Party on 6/30

The First 70 will screen at the McGrath State Beach reopening Party at 8pm on June 30th at the Campfire Center. There will be activities at McGrath State Beach all day on June 30th leading up to the screening like ranger led hikes, a park benefit BBQ and silent auction, drum circle, and sunset photography workshop. Check out the website for more details!

Screening at Outdoor Nation Youth Summit on July 1st

The First 70 will screen at Outdoor Nation’s Youth Summit in Los Angeles on July 1st at 8:00 am. The Summit funds project ideas developed by youth and helps find creative solutions to inspire young people to get outdoors and become community leaders. Check out http://www.outdoornation.org/ for more information.

The First 70 debuted on PBS in the Bay Area 6/18

Last night, The First 70 premiered on PBS in the Bay Area…Look out for more broadcasts all over California this summer!

Contact Your Favorite Local Park and Ask How You Can Help

Your favorite park may already have an operating agreement in the works. Get in touch with them and find out if there are any local non-profits that are supporting that park directly. In  some cases the California State Parks Foundation will match donations, doubling your impact!

Donating may not always be the best way to help. Some parks may need volunteer time,  some might ask for your presence at the state capitol, and some might just need a signature. It’s important to understand each park’s particular situation so you know how best to help.

Lake Tahoe Premiere! Moody’s Bistro in Truckee, CA screens The First 70

A special screening of The First 70 documentary at Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats First Tuesday event on June 5th at 8:30.

The First 70 Screening at Olandar, Carla and Leigh Mccloskey’s Malibu Home

Carla and Leigh McCloskey have offered to open up their Malibu home for the Los Angeles premiere of The First 70. The screening will be preceded by an optional viewing of Leigh’s painting series, “The Heiroglyph of the Human Soul.” Space is limited so please RSVP to carlamccloskey@aol.com.

San Francisco Premiere: Sports Basement Earth Day Movie Night

Do you enjoy visiting the many state parks in California? Perhaps you hike or run on the endless trails along the coastline or deep into the redwoods? Will your favorite state park be open next year? Join us on Earth Day for a special screening of The First 70 and learn more about the California State Parks planned closures and things you can do to help. Buy your tickets here. Proceeds benefit California’s State Parks. This Sundary, 5pm-8pm.

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