By Oliver MacMahon | Indiewire June 3, 2014 at 2:45PM
Nature lovers and freeloaders unite! This Thursday, June 5, Patagonia will hold 23 free screenings of their award-winning film odyssey, "DamNation," across the United States.
According to the California clothing company, the eco-friendly documentary, directed by Ben Knight and Travis Rummel, explores, "
the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers."The film premiered early this year at the SXSW Film Festival to great reception, picking up an Audience Choice Award. "DamNation" will also be be available on Vimeo after the events, as part of a collaboration between Vimeo and Patagonia.
Screenings will be hosted in Patagonia retail stores in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Boulder, Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle, New York City and more. For the full list of screenings checkout their list here.
In addition to the nationwide events, there will be special a special screening and reception inWashington, D.C at the Patagonia Georgetown. A panel, lead by Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post, will include David Chang, renowned chef of Momofuku, Nez Perce Tribal Leader Rebecca Miles, writer and conservation activist Dylan Tomine, Change.org's Pulin Mod, and "DamNation" co-director Travis Rummel and producer Matt Stoecker.
Check out the trailer below: