April 3, 2024 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Nyack Center
58 Depew Ave
NY 10960
$9-$13 ($9 with discount code sloop)
Rivertown Film Society

Join the Rivertown Film Society for a screening of American River, a documentary film following writer Mary Bruno, who grew up along the Passaic River, and embarked on a 4-day, 80-mile kayaking adventure navigating the twists and turns of the Passaic River, with filmmaker Scott Morris and river-guide Carl Alderson. Together they paddle from the river’s pristine source in a wildlife refuge, through Paterson’s great falls, past Mary’s hometown, and on to its end in Newark Bay. The river’s amazing history, geology, and ecology are revealed as the kayakers navigate its challenges, travel through urban landscapes, and head toward the industrial disaster that has poisoned the Passaic for the past 60 years. Along the way, they engage residents, historians, and advocates in candid conversations that bring insight, urgency, and a sense of wonder to the story. How did the Passaic become one of the most contaminated rivers in America? Can it be saved? The Passaic is an archetype for thousands of rivers across America facing similar reckonings.

Following the screening, environmental attorney and filmmaker Susan Shapiro will moderate a discussion with American River’s filmmaker Scott Morris and river guide Carl Alderson.

**Clearwater is proud to be a community partner for this screening. The Clearwater community is invited to use the discount code “sloop” for a reduced ticket price.**