Film Premiere of “Dogtown Redemption” in Oakland

“Dogtown Redemption,” a new documentary film, humanizes and celebrates those who live in the America that many of us do not see. 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.

Dogtown Redemption

“A Landscape of Life, Love and Loss”

Film Premiere

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.

Lark Theater

549 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur, CA 94939

 

For more information or to buy tickets, visit http://www.mvff.com/ or www.dogtownredemption.com

A scene from the new film, “Dogtown Redemption,” a fascinating documentary about the lives of recyclers in the East Bay.

A scene from the new film, “Dogtown Redemption,” a fascinating documentary about the lives of recyclers in the East Bay.

 

“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.

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