Rock the Boat Film Screening This Friday

The critics are raving about Rock the Boat!
 Now playing 7:30pm Friday May 21st at L.A. Eco-Village!

“Wet and Wild”
Landscape Architects Anonymous

“Spectacular … best movie we’ve seen in a long time”
Concrete Contractors Association Newsletter

“Towards a fishable, swimmable, boatable Los Angeles River”
Friends of the Los Angeles River

“Great coverage of some of our favorite viaducts of yesteryear”
American Bridgebuilder

“Indicate the design flow rate of the treatment plant (i.e., the wastewater flow rate that the plant was built to handle). Also provide the
average daily flow rate and maximum daily flow rate for each of the last three years.”
Southern California Regional Water Quality Control Board

“Who signed off on that filming permit?!?!”
United States Army Corps of Engineers

Kayakers Descend the Mighty Los Angeles - photo: LAist

Watch the Preview
More info about Friday’s Screening at L.A. Creek Freak or Facebook


Earth and Water Films Coming Up at LAEV

This Friday (May 14th 2010): Dirt the Movie – 7:30pm, suggested donation $5. Thanks to host Nick from Bike Talk!

Next Friday (May 21st 2010): Rock the Boat – 7:30pm, suggested donation $20. Filmmakers and L.A. River Kayakers present – including L.A. Eco-Village’s and L.A. Creek Freak‘s Joe Linton.

Of course, all the details are available on Facebook event pages: Dirt here, Boat there. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Upcoming benefits: Streetsblog April 9th, Rock the Boat May *21st

L.A. Eco-Village frequently hosts speakers, workshops, and, yes, benefits to help raise funds for causes that eco-villagers get involved in. Here’s a quick preview of  two benefit events coming up soon. More details closer to the events:

6pm Friday April 9th 2010
Fundraiser for L.A. Streetsblog
at L.A. Eco-Village, 117 Bimini Place, L.A. 90004
Come support streetsblog – a phenomenal local resource for news on transportation and livability issues for Los Angeles, California and the nation.  Some more details and flier here… more information to come.

7pm Saturday May 8th 2010RESCHEDULED to 7:30pm Friday May 21st!
Fundraiser Screening for Rock the Boat
at L.A. Eco-Village, 117 Bimini Place, L.A. 90004
Come support the completion of the documentary Rock the Boat – a chronicle of a 2008 kayaking trip down the Los Angeles River. A dozen boaters took a three day trip down the 50 miles of the river to prove that it is navigable and that it deserves protection under the federal Clean Water Act. Eco-Villager Joe Linton was one of the kayakers – to read his account of the trip, check out L.A. Creek Freak.
Come watch a 30+minute rough cut of the feature documentary (preview above), and contribute to its completion. More details soon!