Documentary to address disappearing coastline

Just as beach season comes to a close, the Avon Theatre and the League of Women Voters of Greenwich, Darien and Westchester are teaming up on Sept. 24 to present Shored Up — a documentary on the loss of coastal waters and its consequences — followed by a post-film Q&A with Denise Savageau, town conservation director.

Local beaches and coastline are a national treasure, a shared resource, and even a beacon of sanity, but they’re disappearing in front of us. Shored Up is a documentary that asks tough questions about coastal communities and their relationship to the land.

What will a rising sea do to our homes, our businesses and the survival of our communities? Can we afford to pile enough sand on our shores to keep the ocean at bay? In Long Beach Island, New Jersey and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, surfers, politicians, scientists and residents are racing to answer these questions. Beach engineering has been the only approach so far, but is there something else out there to be explored? The film shows it’s time to start looking for solutions.

The viewing takes place Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Avon Theatre, 272 Bedford Street. The cost of tickets for Carte Blanche members is free, for members is $6, for students and seniors is $8 and for nonmembers is $11. For tickets call the business office during daytime hours at 203-661-0321, or the box office during showtimes at 203-967-3660, ext. 2.

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