An official selection of the 2014 Woodstock Film Festival, Princeton Environmental Film Festival and the Catskill Mountains Film Festival, TO BE FOREVER WILD from director David Becker, is a breathtaking nature doc showcasing the stunning wilds of New York’s Catskill Mountains. From Washington Irving’s florid prose in “Rip Van Winkle” to the Hudson River School painters, these landscapes have, for centuries, captured America’s imagination and inspired a love of wilderness. And in this hour-long documentary feature, a crew of more than 20 filmmakers, musicians, photographers and artists filmed “guerilla-style” over 12 days, profiling many of the unique residents of the region, including natural historian Michael Kudish, who leads the film crew into the woods as he cores a bog; Ellen Kalish of the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, who rehabilitates injured owls and hawks; Lama Karma, a monk from the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) Monastery, who emigrated to the region from Tibet; and resident actor and activist, Mark Ruffalo.
In TO BE FOREVER WILD, viewers will bear witness to the power of nature to restore, reclaim and provoke our deepest emotions and connections to the world, inspiring them to reconnect with nature in their own way, wherever they may happen to be.
Street Date: March 24, 2015 IndiePix Download: $4.99. Also Available Via iTunes, Amazon, Google and Vudu.