On December 7, the Human Access Project (HAP) – a river advocacy group that hosts the annual Big Float summer party on the Willamette – will launch a fund-raising campaign with a screening of Kon-Tiki at the Hollywood Theatre at 6:30 p.m. An after-party with complimentary Kona beer, Fire and Stone pizza, music, dancing and “visionary” conversation will be held just up the street from the theater at Popina Swimwear, 2030 N.E. 42nd Ave., following the film.
“Kon-Tiki features actual footage of the 1947 life-or-death journey of Thor Heyerdahl and a small crew on a homemade balsa raft from Peru to Polynesia, all to show a disbelieving world it could be done,” said Popina’s Willie Levenson, HAP’s ringleader. “The extraordinary feat flipped prevailing world opinion on ancient migration, proving that imagination – and wind – can carry us far. With our advocacy work to create beaches and greater river access in downtown Portland, and with The Big Float we put on every year, HAP is showing that you can change your world while sitting on your keister – on a raft, an inner tube or theater seat.”
Tickets for $9 are available at www.hollywoodtheatre.com and additional donations are encouraged.