ONE COUCH AT A TIME
EntrepreneuREEL presents One Couch at a Time, The first full-length feature documentary on the CouchSurfing movement and this emerging "age of sharing" humanity is entering. The film follows protagonist and veteran CouchSurfer Alexandra Liss through 21 countries, 6 subcontinents, for 7 months using CouchSurfing.org. As we explore our inner and societal limits, this film pushes us to ask ourselves and our peers, "What would YOU be willing to share with a stranger?"
CouchSurfing is a planet in this "sharing economy" galaxy -- and the platform upon which this entire film takes place. Alexandra also explores crowd funding, co-working, ridesharing, and gifting at the ultimate sharing society - Burning Man! We focus, however, on the micro, by capturing the magical, heart-warming, serendipitous exchanges that occur one couch at a time.
Each host and traveler along the way provides a unique experience, each becoming a sub-subject illustrating the incredible exchange. Alexandra, who begins her journey full of confusion, ends up learning lessons of a lifetime with the help of a few worldly friends.
We learn that by embracing the "age of sharing" mentality we have access to methods that place your passions and dreams merely a couch away. Featured interviews include sharing economy expert Rachel Botsman, founder of Burning Man Larry Harvey, sacred economist Charles Eisenstein, and of course, the founder of Couchsurfing, Casey Fenton.
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THE NEW PARKWAY THEATER is a community-centered cinema and pub located in Oakland's Uptown district. Sit back and relax in our cozy couches while watching our new releases, cult classics, and fabulous special programming. Plus, enjoy yummy food and local beer and wine in our café or even delivered right to your theater seat all at affordable prices!
Every week we have something for everyone... from Doc Night to Baby Brigade and Thrillville Theater to Nerd Night, and everything in between. Also, join us on the mezzanine for free, non-film events like Trivia Tuesdays, Pop-Up Art Wednesdays, and First Fridays.
The New Parkway = Film. Friends. Food. Fun on Tap.
The New Parkway Theater (View)
474 24th St
Oakland, CA 94612
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
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