All of us at SYRCL and the Wild & Scenic Film Festival want to show our eNews readers some love today by sharing this sweet short featured at the Film Festival this year, “For the Love of Mary.” Want to see it in a theater setting? Check out these upcoming On Tour events.
The first time 97-year-old runner George Etzweiler completed the race up the northeast’s tallest peak, Mount Washington, he was 69 years old. Despite having a pacemaker, the State College, Pennsylvania resident continues to compete in the grueling 7.6-mile race up nearly 4,700 feet of paved road, breaking his own record each year for oldest finisher. In addition to his ancient, lucky, green running shorts, Etzweiler carries something else special with him: The memory of his late wife of 68 years, Mary.
A film by Simon Perkins and Kirk Horton. Premiered at Telluride Mountainfilm 2018.
Another way we thank our members is offering access to our Wild & Scenic Film Library, which is located at SYRCL Headquarters, 313 Railroad Ave, Suite 101, Nevada City. Active SYRCL members can borrow selections of films from all the years of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival and watch them in the comfort of their own living room. In a few weeks, we’ll have the latest additions from the 2019 Festival. Stay tuned for the announcement.