Tennessee Wild Film Series Begins February 4

For Immediate Release

January 20, 2011

Contact: Jeff Hunter (423) 322-7866


Chattanooga, TN – Tennessee Wild, a coalition focused on protecting wild lands on the Cherokee National Forest, is holding a winter film series  at Green | Spaces , 63 E. Main Street in Chattanooga.  The first film in the series is the 1972 Sidney Pollack classic - Jeremiah Johnson. The film will be shown at 8 PM. Doors open at 7:30 PM.  

Starring Robert Redford and Will Geer, the film tells the story of a man named Jeremiah Johnson (played by Redford) who decides to retreat to the Rocky Mountains to live in harmony with nature.  While there, he runs afoul of the Crow Indians who live in those same mountains.  Filmed in Utah, Redford’s current home state, the film is rated PG.  Unlike the next film in the series (Feb 18 – Swiss Family Robinson), this film is not appropriate for young children.   A discussion will follow the screening, which is open to the public.  A $5 suggested donation can be paid at the door.

Tennessee Wild hopes the film series will bring members of the community together to socialize, enjoy outdoor themed movies and learn about areas in their own backyard where they can recreate and enjoy the beauty of southeast Tennessee.  Subsequent films in the series include;

  • Feb 18 – Swiss Family Robinson (1960) Rated G - 6:30 PM
  • March 4 – Into The Wild (2007) Rated R - 7:30 PM
  • March 18 – Never Cry Wolf (1983) Rated PG - 7:30 PM
“The idea was born out of a discussion with some of my hiking friends”, said Tennessee Wild’s Jeff Hunter.  “We were talking about some of our favorite wilderness themed movies, and the passion and enthusiasm was incredible.”Snacks and beverages will be available at the film. For additional information please contact Jeff Hunter at 423-322-7866 or jeff@safc.org or visit our website at TNWild.org.  

Tennessee Wild is dedicated to protecting wilderness on the Cherokee National Forest for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future generations. We aim to educate the public about the benefits of wilderness and promote volunteerism and the sound stewardship of Tennessee's wild places.