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Shepherdstown Film Society presents ACFF preview night

By Staff | Oct 9, 2015

The Shepherdstown Film Society is giving audiences a sneak peek at some of the movies showing at the upcoming 2015 American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF) just before it screens the 2014 Audience Choice Award winner, DamNation, on Friday, Oct.9 at 7pm at Reynolds Hall on the campus of Shepherd University.

DamNationis a Patagonia-produced award-winning film that took 2014 film festivals by storm with its stunning imagery, compelling storytelling, and clever filmmaking techniques. It chronicles the history and legacy of dams in America and current efforts to deconstruct obsolete dams to restore life and health to dammed rivers. The audience at the 2014 American Conservation Film Festival convincingly voted it their favorite film of the festival. ACFF President Jeff Feldman will lead a brief discussion with the audience immediately following the film.

Opening the evening will be the trailers of a few films screening at this year’s Festival. From the depths of the sea to Mustang round-ups in the American west, the selection demonstrates the diversity of topics on tap for the festival, running Oct. 22 to 25 and November 1 at five venues in and around Shepherdstown.

The Shepherdstown Film Society and ACFF have partnered annually to bring audiences an award-winning film from previous festivals, and this is the first time a preview of films from an upcoming festival will be shown. All are invited to enjoy a lively evening of cinema free of charge at 7 p.m., Oct. 9, Reynolds Hall, Shepherd University.

For a full list of films and programs at the upcoming American Conservation Film Festival, visit


For more about the Shepherdstown Film Society, visit www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org.

For more about DamNation, visit damnationfilm.com.