Join us for a screening of the documentary film, Holding Back the Tide, while enjoying delicious and fresh oysters from The Real Mother Shuckers. A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the screening.
Holding Back The Tide is an impressionistic hybrid documentary that traces the oyster through its many life cycles in New York, once the world’s oyster capital. Now their specter haunts the city through queer characters embodying ancient myth, discovering the overlooked history and biology of the bivalve that built the city. As environmentalists restore them to the harbor, we look to the oyster as a queer icon, entangled with nature, with much to teach about our continued survival.
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