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"Belle Isle" by Briget Ganske
After the Lynchburg train wreck and fiery oil spill into the James River in April, Richmond’s beloved 343-mile-long source of wildlife, recreation and drinking water made national headlines. The Celebration of the James Film Series turns an appreciative focus on the state’s most vital natural resource Saturday, June 14, at the Richmond Public Library. The RVA Environmental Film Festival and the James River Association presents the series, which features screenings of “James River Sturgeon” (Melissa Lesh), “Belle Isle” (Briget Ganske), “Affair with the James” (Elli Morris), “Dumping Ground to Best River Town” (James River Association) and others. The festival continues through the summer at the West End branch (June 24), the Hull Street branch (July 28) and the North Avenue branch (Aug. 2). Information at rvaenvironmentalfilmfestival.com and richmondpubliclibrary.org.