Towpath Joe

Towpath Joe – Trailer from Susanne Coates on Vimeo.

Musician, naturalist and Potomac River advocate Joe Hage moves to a small island “inside the beltway” of Washington, D.C. A nascent island caretaker, Joe rediscovers himself as a diplomat for the river. Directed by Emily Wathen and Susanne Coates. Produced by Emily Wathen.

March 22 Screening: В Part of theВ Women and Water: A World Water Day Celebration/Local Issues Program

Program introduced by Stephanie Flack, Executive Director, Environmental Film Festival in the Nationв’s Capital and discussion follows with filmmakers and subjects of the films.

Followed by reception from 1:45 to 2:30 p.m.

No reservations required. Tickets to the World Water Day program are $5 general; $4 members, seniors, and students.

Please note that this ticket price is for the film program and reception only and does not include admission to the museumв’s galleries.

National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave., NW (Metro: Metro Center)

Thanks to the Bernstein Family Foundation for their support of this two-part program and reception.

March 28 Screening:В Part ofВ Montgomery County GreenFest Program

Panel discussion with Dennis Chestnut, Executive Director, Groundwork Anacostia River DC; David Smith, Executive Director, The Pearl Coalition and Former Anacostia RiverKeeper;В Julie Lawson, Director and Cofounder, Trash Free Maryland; and Emily Wathen, Susanne Coates, and Joe Hage, filmmakers and subject of Towpath Joe, follows screening.

Shown with The Anacostia River: Making Connections.

FREE. Reservations encouraged:В Seating is provided on a first-come first serve basis.

Montgomery College (Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus), Cultural Arts Center, 1st Floor Theater, 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Md.

The City of Takoma Park will be providing a shuttle van marked “Montgomery County GreenFest” from the Takoma metro every 15-20 minutes; the venue is also a 15-20 minute walk from either the Takoma Park or Silver Spring metro.

Presented with the inaugural Montgomery County GreenFest, a free event for all ages to enjoy while learning about going green. To learn more visitВ


Towpath Joe will also be screened during the Bethesda Film Festival’s programs of short films on 3/20 and 3/21 at 7 and 9pm at Imagination Stage in Bethesda, MD.

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