New Obed park flick to premiere

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The premiere of Obed Wild and Scenic River’s new park movie will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. May 23 in the park’s visitor center at 208 N. Maiden St., Wartburg.

The film, which lasts approximately 15 minutes, will be shown every half hour, with live musical interludes by the Shelter Road Band.

This new park movie was more than a year in the making, with footage shot across all four seasons.

The film features many of the Obed River area’s most prominent outdoor activities, such as hiking, rock climbing, whitewater paddling, fishing and camping.

To capture the heart of the Obed Wild and Scenic River and its spectacular scenery, the Silver Fir Media film crew braved ice storms, Class IV rapids and the park’s steeply overhanging cliffs to give visitors a glimpse of the park like never before seen.

The result, said Matt Hudson of the National Park Service, is an unconventional, artistic and breathtakingly intimate look into the heart of a park whose beauty is inseparably linked to its remoteness and inaccessibility.

Visitors are encouraged to join park staff as they roll out the red carpet for the unveiling.

This is a free event, and no reservations are required.

Call the visitor center at 423-346-6294 for further information.