From light pollution in California to nature threatened by mining, the fifth annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival explores the natural world globally and will screen in San Pedro on Jan. 13 and in Torrance Jan. 27.

Eleven films comprise the film festival which is presented by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.

“The Wild and Scenic Film Festival will provide moviegoers with a deeper understanding of nature and inspire all of us to open our eyes to the natural world around us,” said Adrienne Mohan, conservancy acting executive director. “From the opening film, 'A Letter to Congress,' a film narration of a powerful letter written in 1960 by author Wallace Stegner imploring the government to maintain land protections, to the closing film, 'Biomimicry,' about how the world is finding engineering and design solutions in nature, the festival will re-ignite a commitment to both being in the natural world and to protecting it.”

The two-hour festival at both venues features raffle and door prizes. Tickets online are $10, or $15 at the door if available.

The festival takes place beginning at 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, located at 478 W. 6th Street. The Sunday, Jan. 27 screening takes place at 4 p.m. the West High School Performing Arts Center, located at 20401 Victor Street in Torrance.

For more information, call (310) 541-7613, or visit pvplc.org.

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