Film is a powerful medium for storytelling. Here at GLIDE, we believe telling the world our stories can empower us to embrace the common threads which unite our walk toward freedom. Join GLIDE for a special screening of Dogtown Redemption on September 21st.
Dogtown Redemption (watch the trailer here) is the intimate story of recyclers in West Oakland—a journey through a landscape of love and loss, devotion and addiction, prejudice and poverty. 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.
We follow 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, now at the mercy of the elements and predators.
This screening will be followed by a special GLIDE Talk with the film's director Amir Soltani, former recycler and Pastor Landon Goodwin and the Coalition on Homelessness' Jennifer Freidenbach in conversation with our very own Rev. Theon Johnson III.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at GLIDE, 330 Ellis St. (at Taylor), San Francisco
- 5:30 PM: Arrivals
- 6:00 PM: Screening of Dogtown Redemption
- 7:45 PM: GLIDE Talk with Amir Soltani, Landon Goodwin, and Jennifer Freidenbach in conversation with Rev. Theon Johnson III
For more information about the event, please contact 415.674.6060 | email@example.com.