Rock The Boat Documentary Film

I have never left you and I will always be here for you. Have you forgotten me? When you are ready to  return I will be here for you. It’s time we start a life together again…
The Los Angeles River
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Kayaking in the Glendale Narrows
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A long stretch past Downtown
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Heading to Sepulveda Dam
LA River near Downtown LA
Dancers Protest
Portaging….
PHOTOS by TOM ANDREWS
Okay, so we don’t usually post notices here. But this time we’re making an exception. Why?
1. Because we love L.A.
2. Because we love Water.
3. Because we know the film director : )
Moreover, when LA’s river was shackled by cement, the city’s lifeblood was iced over by concrete. Revive the water flow and life will once again flow more freely and flourish. We’re all for that.
So during this 82nd Annual Oscar Week, take a little time and take in a Doc about the city that cradles the film industry.
Produced by Heather Louise Parker and Directed by Thea Mercouffer
Cinematography by Ian Campbell, Edited by David Dobson, and Music by Mike Raznick
For more information, or to view the trailer, visit www.rocktheboatfilm.com
Magic Pebble Media and WSR Creative
present
“ROCK THE BOAT – Reclaiming the LA River
Join us for a pre-screening of
“Rock The Boat”
and
“On The Edge”
  • Admission is free
    When: Wednesday, March 3rd 2010, 9PM
  • Where: The Electric Lodge in Venice; 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, CA 90291
  • Free parking on site
Admission is free, but bring a checkbook, just in case you are moved to support us. Watch the films, meet the dancers, and stay after for an informal discussion with the filmmakers.
ROCK THE BOAT – a fresh new doc
One man’s dream to kayak in Los Angeles,
a cemented-in river, and
a watershed moment for the nation.

“Rock the Boat” follows a controversial and surreal boating expedition down the cemented-in Los Angeles River and looks at how the ‘city of dreams’ turned into nightmare sprawl due to our history of using, managing and re-working nature in a single-minded quest for ‘more’. (Think Huckleberry Finn meets “Chinatown”). “Rock the Boat” is about how we found paradise, lost it, and might re-claim it. By turning the LA River into a vibrant focal point of LA, as many are now envisioning, this ever-expanding city might be again alive with hope and dreams, while becoming almost completely locally reliant for its water supply.

“On The Edge” (6 minutes short)
In the summer of 2008 a group of intrepid Angelenos embarked on an unlikely and very illegal adventure: to boat the entire 51-mile length of the forbiddenLA River. Just after they were stopped by police in helicopters, they were met by three groups of dancers.
WSR and Magic Pebble Media Welcome you to become a part of Film Making History.
Three ways to get involved:
  1. Simply forward this email to a friend. You may know a boating enthusiast or someone passionate about the environment and who would like to participate in our prescreening as well as volunteer to help promote our film.
  2. Volunteer. We have several volunteer positions to help us raise awareness about our film as well as raise funds for its completion.
  3. Donate. Your donations are tax deductable and your name may appear on the credits of our final cut of Rock The Boat!
Please spread the word about this documentary –
to LA friends, environmentalists, or
people who love documentaries.
Help us create a greener future for the LA River
– for all of us.

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