DAMNATION, co-presented by Friends of the River and featuring a post-film discussion (Doc Night)
This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation's majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.
Friends of the River (FOR) is the statewide voice for the rivers of California. FOR's members, volunteers, and staff work to protect and restore California rivers by influencing public policy and inspiring citizen action. Nationally recognized as experts on the negative impacts of dams, FOR is a policy leader in dam removal as well as re-operating dams to improve flows and conditions for wildlife and people. Founded over 40 years ago, FOR has won protected status for over 2100 miles of the state's rivers that's one mile of river saved each week since 1973! You can learn more at www.friendsoftheriver.com
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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 Nerd Nite to Party at the Parkway, and everything in between. Also, join us on the mezzanine for free, non-film events like Open Mic Mondays, Bingo and Beer Tuesdays, Pop-Up Art Wednesdays, Trivia Thursdays, 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!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|