Ocean Conservancy, Humboldt Baykeeper and Humboldt Surfrider present Ocean Night, a monthly ocean-themed film event at Arcata Theatre Lounge.
On Thursday, Feb. 3, movies include 180 Degrees South: Conquerors of the Useless, a Chris Malloy-directed film follows Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. Along the way he gets shipwrecked off Easter Island, surfs the longest wave of his life and prepares himself for a rare ascent of Cerro Corcovado. Jeff’s life takes a turn when he meets up in a rainy hut with Chouinard and Tompkins who, once driven purely by a love of climbing and surfing, now value above all the experience of raw nature and have come to Patagonia to spend their fortunes to protect it.
Also showing is The Hudson Riverkeepers, a documentary on the 30-year clean up of the Hudson River, featuring Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper foundation, and Bob Boyle, a Sports Illustrated writer who formed the Hudson River Fisherman’s Assoc. in the 1960s and whose lawsuit to clean up the Hudson went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and provided the legal precedent for all of the environmental laws of the 1970s.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., movies start at 7 p.m. Ocean Night is all ages and includes a raffle after the films. A $3 donation is asked, but no one is turned away for lack of funds.
Ocean Night takes place the first Thursday of each month at Arcata Theatre Lounge.
Sponsorship inquiries are welcome at humboldt@surfrider.org.
Trailer for 180 Degrees South here.
Info on The Hudson Riverkeepers here.