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“We Can Get There From Here” Film Screening at Patagonia Ventura

June 14 , 6:15 am

Patagonia is kicking off its summer movie nights with a Patagonia Workwear film about oyster farmers in Maine who are finding new ways to make a good living on a living planet.

Join for the global premiere of “We Can Get There from Here,” food and drink (yes, oysters on the menu)—and a chance to win sweet Patagonia Workwear gear.

Show up early (grub is first-come-first-serve), meet staff from nonprofit event partners Plastic Pollution Coalition and 5 Gyres, and stay late for post-film discussions with a discussion between the film’s director, Alex Lowther and Abby Barrows. Please bring your own beverage containers to minimize waste.

When: Tuesday, June 18 at Patagonia Ventura 

Where: Patagonia Ventura, 235 W Santa Clara St, Ventura, CA, 93001

Location: Outside, Courtyard behind Patagonia Ventura Retail Store

Time: 6:15PM – 9:00PM

Doors Open: 6:15PM

Event Starts: 7:00PM

*Event is open to the Public and first-come-first-served.

Film Synopsis:

After years studying marine microplastics around the globe, Abby Barrows was ready to come home. In 2015, looking for a side-project that would keep her on the water, she bought the lease for an oyster farm in Deer Isle, Maine. When she saw the mountain of plastic gear that came with it, the side-project became something else.

Today, Deer Isle Oyster Co. is a flourishing family business, a proving ground for plastic-free mariculture gear, a new pier for a working waterfront reliant on one fishery, and a purveyor of some of the best oysters in the world. This is the story of one season on the farm, which also happens to be the story of an old island’s precarious present and potential future.

(Run time: 28 mins.)


To Stop Plastic Pollution