From the NM Business Weekly:
The second RioFest International Environmental Film Festival kicks off this weekend in Socorro.
The event features 17 independent films, panels, a benefit luncheon and a discussion with performance artist, explorer and octogenarian activist Katie Lee. Lee battled the flooding of Glen Canyon in the 1960s and is only the third woman to run all of the Grand Canyon's river rapids.
The events all take place at the Macey Center at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. The festival takes place Jan. 25-26.
Among the films are "Gimme Green," about America's obsession with lawns, and "French Fries to Go" about Telluride, Colo.'s biodiesel project.
There will be panels on Rio Grande water issues and discussions with filmmakers. A GreenFeast on Saturday will raise funds for an ecologically friendly bus shelter at Socorro's public charter school.
For more information, go to www.riofilmfest.com