BendFilm Festival screening of Rebuilding Paradise

We’ve partnered with BendFilm Festival for a unique (social-distance-friendly) viewing opportunity of Ron Howard’s latest documentary, Rebuilding Paradise. The film follows residents of Paradise, CA, as they recover from 2018’s devastating Camp Fire.

Wildfire was here before us, and for Central Oregonians, an out-of-control wildfire threatens the values we care about and the forest itself. Join us before the film for a discussion with Romy Mortensen from Brooks Resources Corporation, Kevin Larkin, District Ranger for the Deschutes National Forest, Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District, and a representative from the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project. Hear about ways local groups are working together to reduce our risk and increase community and firefighter safety in the face of future wildfires.

WHEN: Friday, August 7, 2020. Gates will open at 7:30 pm, panel discussion begins at 8:15 pm and the film will start just after dusk or roughly 8:45 pm.

WHERE: Outdoor drive-in on the corner of Shevlin Hixon and Columbia near the Deschutes Brewery Warehouse.

Come celebrate summer with your friends at a safe physical distance and enjoy films uniquely suited for outdoor viewing from the comforts of your car at the BendFilm Pop-Up Drive-In.

Bend Film Festival drive in movie series with Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project

About the Film

Rebuilding Paradise, directed by Ron Howard
On November 8, 2018, a raging wildfire swept through Northern California, engulfing the historic town of Paradise, destroying homes and claiming the lives of more than 80 people. Academy Award®-winning director Ron Howard follows several survivors who must decide whether to leave or remain in an area that has seen unimaginable devastation. It’s a compelling portrait of a community as they come to terms with Paradise lost, or elect to remain and rebuild from the ashes.

About the 2020 BendFilm Pop-Up Drive-In Series

AMENITIES: Dump City Dumplings and Suzy Q’s food cart
LOCATION: The drive-in is hosted at the corner of Shevlin-Hixon and Columbia near the Deschutes Brewery Warehouse.
TIME: Gates will open at 7:00 PM and films will start just after dusk or roughly 8:30 PM.
SAFETY NOTE: While the screenings are outdoors, BendFilm kindly requests that all guests continue to practice responsible physical distancing and stay in or next to your car during the film. Masks are required if you need to exit your seat or car.

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