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Forest plan documentary film premieres

A feature documentary exploring the release of the Pisgah-Nantahala Forest Plan will have its premier screening at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at New Belgium Brewing in Asheville.

In “The River Runs On,” filmmaker Garrett Martin features some of the region’s top conservationists and most popular spots in the region as the documentary reflects on the public’s relationship to these lands and what the future may hold for this unique part of the world.

Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the film starting at 7 p.m. Seating is limited and will be available first-come, first-served, so attendees are invited to arrive early and snag a beer before the show begins. Afterward, a panel discussion will give audience members a chance to ask questions about the forest plan and its release. Joining the discussion will be characters from the film, including Josh Kelly with MountainTrue, Tommy Cabe with the Eastern Band of Cherokee, David Whitmire from Headwaters Outfitters and Will Harlan from the Center for Biological Diversity.

Admission is $12. To buy a ticket or learn more, visit Presented by MountainTrue.

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