Final Doc Night Screening – Reflection: a walk with water, June 6

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Final Doc Night Screening – Reflection: a walk with water, June 6

SDFF, Trim Tab Media and Rialto Cinemas® collaborative Doc Night Spring series will wrap its Spring season on June 6 with a screening of Reflection: a walk with water, followed by a discussion of the filmmaking process by director Emmett Brennan.

The conditions that make life possible are rapidly changing. Reckoning with this reality on the cusp of another dry season that may very well ravage his community, 30 year-old filmmaker Emmett Brennan embarks on a remarkable journey to find stories of hope and healing. Emmett sets out to walk 200 miles next to the iconic but aging Los Angeles aqueduct, where he encounters ecological iconoclasts, indigenous voices, and permaculture designers who are challenging the status quo on how we use Earth’s most precious resource. The film delves into a profound and far reaching look at our relationship with water and offers a vision for how to radically redesign our lives around it.

Reflection: a walk with water takes a refreshing approach to confronting current environmental and systematic troubles, showing how Los Angeles and other parts of California are bellwethers for change. The film features original music from multiple Grammy winner, Jacob Collier, who is Executive Music Producer of the film. With voices and stories that speak to today’s younger generations, Reflection is both a personal meditation on water as well as a practical road map for positive change.

Doc Night is a new monthly screening series featuring award-winning documentaries about the environment, social justice, adventure, art and music. Each screening will feature an independent documentary, followed by a conversation and Q&A with the filmmaker and a post-show gathering at Fern Bar.

Doc Night is a co-presentation of Trim Tab, Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, and Rialto Cinemas®. While the Reflection screening wraps the Spring season, Doc Nights will return for its Fall/Winter season starting on Sept. 12 with Belly of the Beast (Erika Cohn, 2020) about forced sterilizations in California women’s prisons. The fall series will continue with Kids On Tech on Oct. 10, Not Without Us on Nov. 14, and Dear Santa on Dec. 12.

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