Campaign to Save the Muir Woods Mural’ to Hold Free Screening of Documentary Film ‘John Muir in the New World’ August 4 at Vidiots in Santa Monica

Santa Monica, CA-  The recently formed ‘Campaign to Save the Muir Woods Mural’ will hold a free screening of the PBS American Masters documentary film ‘John Muir in the New World’ to gather public support to save the environmental and tree themed ‘Muir Woods’ Santa Monica wall mural created in 1978 by noted artist Jane Golden. The event will take place Monday, August 4 from 6:30pm until 9:00pm at Vidiots located at 302 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica 90405.

 

John Muir was a Scotish- American naturalist, author and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is now one of the most important conservation organizations in America.

 

Preceding the film screening will be a speakers panel that will include local artists, environmentalists, community leaders and a representative of the Sierra Club. Speakers will discuss the importance of John Muir’s preservation message as well as the need to save and restore Ms. Golden’s creative and timely mural located on the intersection walls of Ocean Park Blvd. and Lincoln Blvd.

 

Explaining his impact then and now, the 90-minute documentary delves into Muir’s life and influences with reenactments filmed in high definition throughout the majestic landscapes he visited. Placing our nation’s most important natural assets in a cultural and social context, ‘John Muir in the New World’ is a timely reminder of America’s unique and, ultimately, threatened eco-systems.

 

This year marks the 100th anniversary of John Muir’s passing. He was born April 21,1838 in a four-story stone house in Dunbar, East Lothian Scotland and died at California Hospital in Los Angeles on December 24,1914 of pneumonia.

 

For further information call 310-399-1000 or email JerryPeaceActivistRubin@earthlink.net.