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To Be Forever Wild is an hour-long documentary film created by a group of filmmakers, musicians and artists in the Catskill Mountains. Based in a small red cabin perched above a waterfall, the crew spent several weeks exploring the landscapes that are considered to be America’s “first wilderness.”

This screening is one of a series of screenings planned this summer around the Catskills and Hudson Valley. Director David Becker, crew members, and subjects of the film will be in attendance. To Be Forever Wild will premiere on PBS and will be released on DVD this August.

The filmmakers spent several weeks exploring the Catskill Mountains, landscapes that are considered to be America’s “first wilderness.” The film profiles the people who live in and visit this region, including artists, hikers, scientists, farmers and young people.
“In the film we see the power of nature to restore, reclaim and provoke our deepest emotions and connections to the world. It’s a film that inspires people to reconnect with nature in their own way, wherever they happen to be,” said director David Becker.
The wide range of Catskills residents profiled in To Be Forever Wild include: naturalist Tom Alworth, astronomer Bob Berman, fly tier Mary Dette, wildlife rehabilitator Ellen Kalish, natural historian Michael Kudish, geologist Robert Titus, and hiking guidebook authors Dave and Carol White.

About the Filmmaker:
David Becker is a filmmaker and educator based in Saugerties, NY. He recently produced The Wavy Gravy Movie, a documentary about counter-culture icon Wavy Gravy, which aired on Showtime and screened in theaters across the country. David’s work has shown at the Sundance Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, South by Southwest, and at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in his hometown, Cleveland, OH. David teaches Media Arts at the Woodstock Day School.

For More Information:
www.ToBeForeverWild.com or email platteclovefilm@gmail.com

To Be Forever Wild – Trailer from David Becker on Vimeo.