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Desert Garden Community Day
Saturday, October 11, 2008; 10:30 a.m.
Palm Desert Visitor Center
72-567 Highway 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260
LEE VINING, CALIFORNIA
Friday, July 25, 2008; 8:00 p.m.
U.S. Forest Service Visitor Center
Highway 395 just north of Lee Vining, CA
U.S. Forest Service Visitor Center Mono Lake, California
"We really wanted to do something new and special to celebrate our 30th Anniversary and are very excited to kick off the weekend with the Rhalters and their beautiful films." Shelley Kibby, Park Interpreter, Mountain County Parks, Riverside County.
Idyllwild Nature Center 30th Anniversary Wildflower Extravaganza
Idyllwild, California: Saturday May 24, 2008
Party for the Planet/California Desert Nature Festival Palm Desert, California: April 11 & 13, 2008
The Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix, Arizona: March 8 & 9, 2008
Sierra Club's San Gorgonio Chapter To Feature Desert Wildflower Films & Filmmakers Peter & Melanie Rhalter
Tuesday, February 5, 7:30 p.m
San Bernardino County Museum Redlands, California
"As a Southern California native, our desert wildflowers are hardly new to me, but after watching Season of the Sand Blossoms, I felt I relived 60 years of desert visits in one sitting. While the San Gorgonio Chapter of the Sierra Club has fantastic mountain ranges and hence our namesake, it is protection of our deserts that occupy most of our efforts. Desert Gold, in such a short time, accomplishes so much in illuminating this fragile environment; to think such an innocent things as a flower plays such an important role in this intricate web of life. This is a must-see film." Sierra Club San Gorgonio Chapter Chair, Ralph Salisbury
On Tuesday, February 5, at 7:30 p.m. the San Gorgonio Chapter of the Sierra Club will play host to filmmakers Peter and Melanie Rhalter as they present their award-winning desert wildflower films Season of the Sand Blossoms and Desert Gold. The program will take place at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands.
"I believe this spring promises to be a spectacular year for desert blooms, we have blooms starting already," notes Salisbury, whose chapter serves all of the inland areas of Southern California, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. "We couldn't be more fortunate to have this sought-after and award-winning program right now."
These films are all part of a remarkable DVD entitled Season of the Sand Blossoms; a one of-a-kind document of the spectacular flower displays of 1998 and 2005, continuing up to today.
RioFest International Environmental Film Festival
"We selected the Rhalters' two films for our Festival because of their transcendent beauty, technical excellence and specificity to our resiliant, yet fragile, Southwest desert ecosystems." Kathryn Albrecht 2008 RioFest International Environmental Film Festival board member
The 2008 RioFest International Environmental Film Festival is an invitation-only event, working to program some of the very best environmental films worldwide for showing in Socorro, New Mexico. Seventeen films were selected for the two day festival from January 25-26, 2008 at Macey Center on the New Mexico Tech Campus, Socorro, NM. Riofest is produced in cooperation with Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge - The Bosque is considered one of the most spectacular Wildlife Refuges in North America. http://www.friendsofthebosque.org/aboutrefuge.html
"We were very impressed with the quality of Desert Gold & Season of the Sand Blossoms, the films' award-winning status and how they portray many aspects of our own desert environment," said Carol Lynn Tiegs, RioFest's Project Director. "The Rhalter's work balances artistry and purpose so well, an accomplishment that meshes perfectly with the goals of this film festival. We are delighted that they have accepted our invitation."
In Desert Gold , a compelling, internationally-recognized documentary, journey through time and the seasons as scientists and Native American tradition-keepers tell the life story of desert wildflowers.
Season of the Sand Blossoms is an environmental art film set to music, become immersed in the amazing world of flowers, butterflies, birds and wildlife that thrive during the desert's brief, abundant Spring.
The Rhalters and Basia Irland, creator of A Gathering of Waters, will be honored at RioFest's opening reception in Macey Center, Friday Jan. 25 at 7pm. They all will participate in a discussion with festival-goers concerning their filmmaking on Saturday morning at 11:35. The festival will conclude with octogenarian river rafter, explorer, author and legendary activist Katie Lee's film Love Song to Glen Canyon. She will also be honored Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7:15 at a dessert reception at the theater.
PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA
Saturday, April 21, 2007; 11
:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. as part of Mother Nature's Earth Jam Sponsored by Newman's Own The Living Desert
Hoover Room; Living Desert Education Center 47-900 Portola Avenue,
Palm Desert, CA 92260
"As a Southern California native, our desert wildflowers are hardly new to me, but after watching Season of the Sand Blossoms, I felt I relived 60 years of desert visits in one sitting.
While the San Gorgonio Chapter of the Sierra Club has fantastic mountain ranges and hence our namesake, it is protection of our deserts that occupy most of our efforts. Desert Gold, in such a short time, accomplishes so much in illuminating this fragile environment; to think such an innocent thing as a flower plays such an important role in this intricate web of life. This is a must-see film."
Sierra Club San Gorgonio Chapter Chair, Ralph Salisbury
On April 29, 2007 Desert Gold received the Platinum Remi Award for cinematography from the 2007 Houston WorldFest Film Festival. WorldFest is the oldest Independent Film & Video Festival in the world. WorldFest was founded 46 years ago and became the third competitive international film festival in North America, following San Francisco and New York.
Desert Gold has been selected by the Aegis Award judges as a winner in the "Documentrary" category. The Aegis Awards is one of the oldest and most respected video/film production contests in the United States. In fact, the Aegis Awards is the only competition that features true peer judging by fellow producers, directors, cameramen and editors. The ratio of entries to winners averages about 5 to 1.
March 10; 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. March 11; 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. The Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona
"We are so pleased to present these films to our visitors during the Desert Botanical Garden's Flower Power Festival. The Garden is the perfect place for the Arizona premiere of these two beautiful films because they exemplify the beauty of desert wildflowers and help to educate our visitors." Katy Landry, Special Events Manager, The Desert Botanical Garden
JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA:
February 18, 2007; 1:30 p.m.
Joshua Tree Nat'l Park Visitor Center
6445 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA
For eight years, the Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Network has produced one of the country's leading environmental film festivals. The festival is scheduled for March 30 - April 1, 2007 in Seattle, Washington. Featured themes this year are climate change and environmental justice, as well as other environmental and social issues.
"AZNPS recently received a DVD of this lovely film. For those who have never seen a desert in its full Spring splendor, this film shows it beautifully. It captures the feeling of big landscape; the quiet and solitude of being out in the desert." The Arizona Native Plant Society Happenings; Winter 2006-07