Bring Your Own Brigade

Showtimes
Saturday, JANUARY 30 AT 7PM | GENERAL ADMISSION $25 • LOFT CINEMA MEMBERS $20 | TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY | WE CANNOT ACCEPT PASSES FOR THIS SCREENING

This screening will take place at our Open Air Cinema, outdoors at The Loft Cinema, and seating is limited (sanitized chairs will be provided, or you can supply your own). The Loft Cinema adheres to all current health and safety guidelines. Social Distancing will be strictly enforced, and masks must be worn at all times (except when eating/drinking).

Raging, out-of-control wildfires have become part of the new normal around the globe, leaving heartbreaking devastation and death in their wake. In California, this harsh reality was underscored on November 8, 2018, when several parts of the state were ablaze—the Camp Fire destroying most of the Northern California town of Paradise and the Woolsey Fire roaring through Malibu in the south. In the aftermath, residents face unthinkable loss. As they struggle to rebuild, they debate what could be done to prevent further tragedy.

Filmmaker Lucy Walker (The Crash Reel, 2013 Sundance Film Festival) wonders if it has to be this way. She digs into the surprising history and complex range of causes of uncontrolled fires—from climate change and ill-considered fire suppression policies to the influence of wealthy corporate interests. Her film reveals how responsibility continually gets shifted, with ordinary people left suffering the dangerous consequences. Bring Your Own Brigade cogently exposes our out-of-balance relationship with nature and explores what it will take to restore this delicate equilibrium.

Contains scenes of destruction and death.

MEET THE ARTIST: Lucy Walker

Lucy Walker is a two-time Academy Award –nominated director, renowned for riveting narrative documentaries that were nominated for two Oscars and seven Emmys (winning one); her films have won more than 100 other awards. Walker grew up in London, graduating from Oxford before winning a Fulbright to attend New York University’s graduate film school. Previous films have screened at the Sundance Film Festival, including The Crash Reel, Devil’s Playground, and Waste Land.