"Monumental: David Brower's Fight for Wild America" is now showing at theatres around the country. Legendary wilderness activist David Brower, was a consummate example of the power of the individual - and the power of activism. The first Executive Director of the Sierra Club, founder of Friends of the Earth and The Earth Island Institute, his leadership saved the Grand Canyon from dams and countless other national treasures from environmental destruction.
With terrific shots of dory boating and Brower's Shiprock first ascent, and contemporary music and stylistic editing, Monumental weaves together Brower's very own exquisite 16-mm archival wilderness footage, photographic images from well-recognized artists, and interviews with contemporaries. Monumental tells the story of a true American legend, an artist, a publisher, a filmmaker and a zealous crusader for the cause of environmentalism. Directed by up-and-coming independent film-maker Kelly Duane, Monumental tells the dramatic life story of David Brower, the late visionary and activist who is considered the grandfather of the modern environmental movement.
Some of the screenings scheduled in 2004 are: September 29-October 3, Aspen, CO; October 1- 3, Seattle, WA; October 1-6, San Rafael, CA; October 7- 10, Taos, NM; October 8-10, Laguna Beach, CA; October 8-14, Flagstaff, AZ; October 14-24, Denver, CO; October 15-17, Milford, PA; October 15, Bishop, CA; October 15-17, Santa Fe, NM; October 17, Reno, NV; October 19, Tampa, FL; October 21, Gainesville, FL; October 28, New York City, NY; October 31st, Pleasantville, NY ; November 4-14, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and January 7-9, 2005, Nevada City, CA. Times, locations and other screenings scheduled can be checked at http://www.loteriafilms.org/screenings.html. You can watch a trailer of the movie by clicking on the "watch the trailer" link at Patagonia's website at http://www.patagonia.com/enviro/david_brower_film.shtml.