Join Us for the FREE Film Festival in the Woods

PicnicA blanket and picnic in the middle of the woods, under the moonlight with the summer sounds of nature all around sets the stage for the 2013 Film Festival in the Woods. This year’s festival kicks off at Ryerson Woods, on Saturday, August 17, 2013 with an evening of art, films, food and music at Brushwood. The second night, Wednesday, August 21, goes indoors for a selection from the Chicago Latino Film Festival, Aventura Verde or Green Adventure, presented in Spanish with English subtitles at the Ryerson Woods Welcome Center. Then the festival closes under the stars at the Park District of Highland Park’s Heller Nature Center with the Pixar classic WALL-E on Saturday, August 24, providing fun for the whole family. Music will be provided on each night by the Music Institute of Chicago

Schedule of Events, Saturday, August 17:
6:00 p.m.                             Open Seating, Ryerson Woods near Brushwood
6:30 p.m.                             Classical Guitar Performance: Mitchell Green 
7:00 p.m.                             Art Exhibition Gallery Tour: waterCOLOR skySCAPE         7:30 p.m.                             Films Begin

curried_awayGuests can bring a picnic, chairs and blankets to make it a comfortable outdoor setting to enjoy the short films. Or leave the picnic baskets at home and buy dinner from a gourmet food truck on site.

Schedule of Events, Wednesday, August 21:
6:00 p.m.                             Open Seating, Ryerson Woods Welcome Center
6:15 – 6:45 p.m.                Bilingual Hike (Start at Welcome Center)
6:30 p.m.                             Guitar Performance: Brad Conroy
7:30 p.m.                             Aventura Verde begins

Schedule of Events, Saturday, August 24:
7:00 p.m.                             Open Seating, Heller Nature Center
                                                Musical Performance: Fifth House Ensemble 
8:15 p.m.                             WALL-E begins

Each night is free and open to the public. This program is presented in partnership with the Lake County Forest Preserve District, Heller Nature Center, the Chicago Latino Film Festival and the Music Institute of Chicago. It is sponsored by Whole Foods® Market Deerfield.

Adriana McClintock
Director of Development and Communications