Free screening of Last October, fire stories documentary

Thu, September 5, 2019, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday, September 5, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Finley Recreation Complex, 2060 West College Avenue 
Thursday, September 12, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Third Street Cinemas, 620 Third Street
Tuesday, September 17, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue
Attend free public screenings of Last October, a 50-minute documentary capturing the experiences of several City employees and officials who served as first responders, disaster service workers, or community leaders during the Sonoma Complex Fires. The September 5th screening is hosted in conjunction with the opening reception for the public art exhibit “Sonoma County Residents Reflects on the 2017 Wildfires” (reception hours from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.). The September 17th event is hosted in conjunction with the public art exhibit Sketching Fire Stories on display at City Hall.

These individuals recount both their professional and personal experiences, the critical participation of mutual aid agencies, and the overwhelming selfless support and heroism of the community during and following one of the most destructive wildfires in state history. The film provides a firsthand glimpse into the breadth of the City’s response and what it was like to work as a public servant during the fires, such as a recreation employee operating an emergency shelter, a City mechanic hearing of the loss of his own house while working to keep public safety vehicles in service, a CityBus worker transporting evacuees, police officers and firefighters on the front lines, and more. In many instances, employees reported to duty not yet knowing the fate of their own homes or of their families who were evacuated.

Finley Community Center

2060 West College Avenue

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