Join us for the first Ocean Night of 2020! This month we are excited to bring you "Proximity," "Junk," and "Fight for the Bight."
Thursday, January 23 Arcata Theatre Lounge Doors open at 6:30pm and films start at 7:00pm. This is a FREE event with a $5 suggested donation.
Proximity: "Taylor Steele presents, PROXIMITY, a visceral portrait of modern surfing. The film follows eight of the world's best surfers - four legends and four rising stars - as they search for new waves and deeper understanding in exotic destinations."
Junk: "On June 1st, 2008, Marcus Eriksen and Joel Paschal embarked from California for Hawaii aboard a plastic bottle raft. Without a motor or support vessel, the duo set out determined to raise awareness about the proliferation of plastic waste in our seas. Guided by Eriksen’s first-person narration, viewers will be transported from the North Pacific to war-torn Kuwait, down the Mississippi River, and back again as the raft’s origins are revealed and a movement is born."
Fight for the Bight: "This short documentary piece explores the close relationship people on the Southern coastline of Australia have with the ocean. Norwegian oil company, Equinor is moving forward relentlessly with their plans to drill far offshore here in the roughest ocean environment on earth. Ignoring public outcry and warnings from BP and Chevron, Equinor is putting this entire coastline, as well as the livelihoods of thousands, at risk."