Join Friends of the Mississippi River and Afton Films for a special screening of the new documentary, Rebirth: The Mississippi’s National Park, at the one and only Riverview Theater. (General admission. Doors at 5 p.m. Film at 5:30 p.m.)
This documentary tells the story of how one man’s vision — combined with smart citizen advocacy and effective political leadership — created the Mississippi River’s first and only national park right here in the Twin Cities; a river that is thriving with fish and bald eagles, a river increasingly connected to our communities via parks and trails, a river seen as an asset instead of a convenient dumping ground.
Before the film, 5-5:30 p.m., representatives of FMR and the National Park Service will be available in the theater lobby with information about our local national park and ways to enjoy and protect it. Concessions will be open. Following the documentary, we’ll have a brief conversation with the filmmakers, FMR Executive Director Whitney Clark and FMR River Corridor Program Director Irene Jones. Ticket purchasers will be invited via email to submit questions in advance.
Proceeds support FMR’s work to protect and enhance the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities area.
Advance purchase is highly recommended and appreciated. Capacity is limited. Rush tickets may or may not be available the evening of the event. For more information and registration, please follow this link: http://fmr.org/events/2016/05/24/fmrs-new-documentary-about-our-local-national-park-riverview