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A Walk in the Park with David Vassar

Join Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning director and writer David Vassar on an epic journey through some of our nation’s most magnificent parks in celebration of the U.S. National Park Service Centennial. This retrospective features clips from Vassar’s films exploring Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Death Valley National Parks from 1970 to 2006. River in Disguise, which sparked public interest in restoring the Los Angeles River, and California Forever, telling stories from 50 California state parks, will also be screened.

Vassar will also present clips from his Oscar nominated documentary Generation on the Wind. Selected scenes from Vassar’s current production, Conspiracy of Extremes, which advocates for protection of pristine desert lands adjacent to Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks, and Mojave National Preserve will be presented as well.  Vassar’s films seek to inspire people to become advocates for conservation.

*Introduction by Jeffrey Stine, Curator, Division of Medicine and Science, National Museum of American History.