Tonight at 8PM, the El Cid restaurant and Silver Lake Patch will screen Rock the Boat, a documentary about the team of activists that led an illegal kayaking expedition along the Los Angeles River in 2008 to prove the entire 51 mile river was “traditionally navigable” and therefore protected by the Clean Water Act.
In 2010 the EPA ended up agreeing with the activists, but back in 2008 when they were sneaking their kayaks into the concrete channel, they were up against mountains of bureaucracy, hostile government agencies, and the law – which banned such activity in the river.
The door opens at 7PM, with the documentary screening at 8 followed by stand up comedy and live music. Seating is limited and El Cid recommends you arrive early if you don’t feel like standing.
Oh and best part? It’s free!
He has also been featured on Good Morning America, NPR, and the Associated Press, as well as in documentaries for Columbia Sportswear and the OTIS College of Art and Design.
Casey is currently writing a book on day hikes in Los Angeles for Mountaineers Books.
This post was written by Casey Schreiner on January 23, 2013