A night at the (FSPW) movies is on for March 14 and 16.

It’s the world premier of Grass Routes, the movie about the wilderness group that does things differently. The show will be at the Panida Theater in Sandpoint on Thursday, March 14. Doors at 6, show at 7. Learn about the place Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness advocates for and also about how they go about it.You will also get a chance to meet film makers Joe Foster and Jake Glass.

Grass Routes is the second film about the Scotchman Peaks from Wildman Pictures. Their first film was En Plein Air, the story of the annual FSPW “extreme plein air” expedition to paint the interior of the West Cabinets. Released in January of 2011, En Plein Air first demonstrated the genius of Wildman principals Glass, Foster and Matt Stauble, who captured the adventure as well as the place and people it encompassed. Foster and Glass, who was also a 2012 recipient of a Brower Youth Award, returned to finish filming and interviews for Grass Routes in the summer of 2012 and have created an illuminating and entertaining film about a spectacular place and the somewhat unique methods that FSPW is using to obtain permanent protection. “What makes the Friends unique,” Foster says, “is that they have built a coalition of Friends that spans political, social, cultural and physical borders and brings together folks and organizations which are not traditional allies.”

Both films will be shown at the Panida on March 14, as well as on Saturday, March 16 at the Rex Theater in Thompson Falls at 2 p.m.and at the Little Theater in Libby at 6 p.m on.

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