Hollywood and Tahoe have had a long history.  As many are aware, a number of films have been made in the Tahoe area over the years – from a Charlie Chaplin silent to “The Godfather”And Hollywood royalty have shussed the slopes and plied the clear blue waters of our area since Hollywood began.  Now, a new partnership is emerging between the two.  Tahoe is now the host site for a very up and coming film festival.

In its second year, the Tahoe Film Festival has scored a number of top tier films and will also see visits by a number of directors and actors from the films. The festival begins December 1st and runs through the weekend, with screenings in Incline Village and at the Village at Northstar.  Twenty-three films will be screened over the course of the four days.  The festival supports the local non-profit, Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP), and while many of the films focus on the environment, there are also a wide range of award winning independent films to view.

Films include “Before the Flood”, an environmental documentary produced by Martin Scorsese and featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Elon Musk, and others.  There are also award winners, such as “Certain Women”, starring Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern, winner of the Best Film award at the London Film Festival, and “When Two Worlds Collide”, a Sundance Film Festival winner.

SWEP partners with teachers and community organizations to bring messages of conservation and environmental stewardship to the classroom.

This is a fabulous opportunity for Tahoe locals and visitors alike to catch an early glimpse of films that rarely make an appearance in our local theaters.  For a complete list of films and showings, and to purchase tickets, visit the Tahoe Film Fest site.

See you at the movies!