On Tuesday, March 31, the Reel Paddlers Film Festival comes to Rochester's Swiftwater Brewing Company. The touring festival's stop is hosted by the Finger Lakes Ontario Watershed Paddler's Club. The films explore the world of paddle sports in all its iterations, from whitewater kayaking, and transcontinental canoe trips across Canada, to the drama of dam removal in the U.S. and humorously snarky examples of how not to steal a kayak. Appealing to engaged naturalists, vicariously adventuresome landlubbers, and any looking for inspiration for the upcoming whitewater season, the festival's films epitomize both the unity and the diversity of the outdoor paddle sports community. And where else could this kind of thing be held but at a local farm brewery? Tickets are limited, and can be purchased at Swiftwater.
The Reel Paddlers Film Festival will screen on Tuesday, March 31, at Swiftwater Brewing, 378 Mt. Hope Avenue. Showtime: 7 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m.) $10-$15. swiftwaterbrewing.com; reelpaddlingfilmfestival.com.