“A Landscape of Life, Love and Loss”
Mill Valley Film Festival
Saturday, October 10, 1:45 p.m.
Rafael Film Center
1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
Thursday, October 15, 5:00 p.m.
549 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur, CA 94939
For more information or to buy tickets, visit http://www.mvff.com/ or www.dogtownredemption.com
“Dogtown Redemption,” a new documentary film, arrives in theaters this October. The film is not only the intimate story of recyclers in West Oakland, but a journey through a landscape of love and loss, devotion and addiction, prejudice and poverty.
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, now at the mercy of the elements and predators.
“Dogtown Redemption” humanizes and celebrates those who live in this other America — the America that many of us do not see. That a small recycling center has allowed so many to survive on a daily basis is a minor miracle. A reminder that even in trash there can be life, love and redemption.