Overview

Join us for the Newark premiere of the independent documentary film American River.

The Passaic River flows right through our community, but for most of us it remains a mystery. Come with us on this epic, 80-mile kayak trip across New Jersey and get to know our historic river and the heroic efforts to save it. From its pristine beginnings in a wildlife preserve to its industrial end in Newark Bay, the Passaic will amaze you with its rich history, fascinating geology, breathtaking beauty and power that inspired artists and ignited the country’s industrial revolution.

American River captures a mosaic of stories from people who live and work along the Passaic and from the local heroes working to reclaim it. After sold-out screenings in Montclair, Teaneck, Princeton and Morristown, the award-winning American River comes home for this grand event at NJPAC. Please join us for the screening and a special post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Scott Morris, author Mary Bruno (An American River: From Paradise to Superfund) and river guide Carl Alderson.