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GLIDE Film Screening & Talk: Dogtown Redemption
Date Wednesday September 21
Time 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
GLIDE Church Sanctuary, 330 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorGLIDE
Emailechan [at] glide.org
Phone415-674-6060
GLIDE is proud to continue its thought-leaders’ series with a screening of the documentary film Dogtown Redemption, an intimate story of recyclers in West Oakland—a journey through a landscape of love and loss, devotion and addiction, prejudice and poverty. Following the screening, there will be a special GLIDE Talk with the film’s co-director, Amir Soltani, recycler and former minister Pastor Landon Goodwin and the Coalition on Homelessness' Jennifer Freidenbach in conversation with GLIDE associate pastor Rev. Theon Johnson III. The free film screening and talk will take place in GLIDE Sanctuary, 330 Ellis Street at Taylor, on Wednesday, September 21.

A surprising number of Americans make their living off vast rivers of trash. They are America's unseen. Dismissed as scavengers and pests, these "pirates of trash" come to life in Dogtown Redemption, the story of an underclass of shopping cart recyclers, poor entrepreneurs who defy Darwin every day, cheating death and despair by seeking redemption in trash.

The film follows the lives of three recyclers: Jason Witt, the titan of recycling; Landon Goodwin, a former minister who struggles with his own fall from grace; and Miss Hayok Kay, the ultimate outsider, formerly a punk rocker from a prominent Korean family and now at the mercy of the elements and predators.

The special documentary film screening and talk is free, but reservations are required at Eventbrite.

WHAT:
GLIDE presents a special documentary film screening of Dogtown Redemption,
followed by a GLIDE Talk with the film's co-director, Amir Soltani, former recycler and Pastor Landon Goodwin and the Coalition on Homelessness' Jennifer Friedenbach in conversation with GLIDE’s very own Rev. Theon Johnson III.

WHERE:
GLIDE Sanctuary, 330 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

WHEN:
Wednesday, September 21

5:30 PM: Arrivals and Reception
6:00 PM: Screening of Dogtown Redemption
7:45 PM: GLIDE Talk with the film's co-director, Amir Soltani, former recycler and Pastor Landon Goodwin and the Coalition on Homelessness' Jennifer Friedenbach in conversation with GLIDE’s very own Rev. Theon Johnson III

ADMISSION:
Free and open to the public; please register at: Eventbrite
For more information, call 415.674.6060 or email echan [at] GLIDE.org
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