If dozens of California State Parks are closed this summer, as currently planned, millions of people may never know what they've lost. The First 70, a 30-minute documentary by a team of first-time filmmakers, was made to offer a glimpse of what's at stake.
The idea that became The First 70 grew out of a casual conversation between first-time filmmakers Jarratt Moody and Lauren Valentino. When it wouldn't go away, they say, their conversation became more serious.
Even as they were working on the film, Moody says, events began to overtake them. But he's OK with that.
The First 70 will be shown on KRCB television Monday, June 18 at 7:30 pm. You can see a trailerfor it below.