Sunday
,
Jun 2
,
2024
sold out!
Sunday
,
Jun 2
,
2024

HOLDING BACK THE TIDE

by Emily Packer. 2023. 77 min.

We are visiting a different urban coast for a special screening hosted at the RETI Center. Operating on a barge in Gowanus Bay, the RETI Center is a model for how coastal cities can combine environmental justice, social responsibility, and innovative design to adapt to a changing climate.

New York filmmaker Emily Packer's impressionist hybrid documentary traces the oyster through its many life cycles in New York, once the world’s oyster capital. Now their specter haunts the city through queer characters embodying ancient myth, discovering the overlooked history and biology of the bivalve that built the city. As environmentalists restore them to the harbor, Holding Back The Tide looks to the oyster as a queer icon, entangled with nature, with much to teach about our continued survival.

Filmmaker Emily Packer in person for a Q&A. Special thanks to Tim Gilman.

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*Please note that this screening is in Red Hook, not Rockaway! RSVP required and this waiver must be completed for admittance.

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