WORLD PREMIERE Through interviews, recited poetry, and quirky interstitials, this engaging documentary charts the unlikely presence of oysters in NYC, the myriad waterways surrounding the city, the scourge of pollution, and triumphant revitalization efforts. Poetic filming of familiar city scenes combine with fascinating archival photos for a watery love letter to the city. Lovingly crafted and scored with flair, the film both embraces humor and nods to the gender-fluid nature of oysters. – Karen McMullen
The first screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Emily Packer, actor Dragonfly Robin LaVerne Wilson, subject Moody Harney, and archival producer Josh Margolis.
This film contains the following accessibility options for viewers:
Closed Captioning for in-person screenings at IFC Center and Village East by Angelika
Closed Captioning for online screenings
All in-person screening venues provide sound amplification headphones upon request with venue management. IFC Center can also provide a T-Coil loop for compatible devices.
Director: Emily Packer
Producer: Emily Packer, Trey Tetreault, Ben Still, Josh Margolis, Liz Beeson, Julia Lewis (Associate Producer)
Cinematographer: John Marty
Editor: Lindsey Phillips, Ben Still
Country: United States of America