Emily Packer with Trey Tetreault - Film Screening - Holding Back the Tide (Corte Madera Store)

Emily Packer
In conversation with Trey Tetreault  

Film Screening - Holding Back the Tide
Reconsider the Oyster

Corte Madera Store
Sat., April 13th, 2024 • 6:00pm PT

This event is free to attend and will be hosted in-person at Book Passage's Corte Madera Store. Please contact events@bookpassage.com with questions regarding events.


Please join us for this special film screening event brought to us by Emily Packer with Trey Tetreault in celebration of Holding Back the Tide: Reconsider the Oyster

This impressionist hybrid documentary traces the oyster through its many life cycles in New York, once the world’s oyster capital. Now their specter haunts the city through queer characters embodying ancient myth, discovering the overlooked history and biology of the bivalve that built the city. As environmentalists restore them to the harbor, Holding Back The Tide looks to the oyster as a queer icon, entangled with nature, with much to teach about our continued survival.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.holdingbackthetidefilm.com/trailer


Emily Packer (she/they) is an experimental filmmaker and editor with an interest in geography and hybrid formats. Their directorial work has been screened at film festivals and theaters across the country, including at Anthology Film Archives, BlackStar, and others. Emily’s short film By Way of Canarsie, which she co-directed with Lesley Steele, is streaming on the Criterion Channel and is a part of POV Shorts Season 6. Her archival film Too Long Here, which Criterioncast called “a fascinating, important work” about the inauguration of an international park, has been used as an advocacy tool for its preservation. As an editor, Emily’s work has been featured in the New Yorker, PBS, and on Vimeo Staffpicks. Her feature film editorial experience spans indie narrative, experimental nonfiction, historical arthouse fiction, and personal essay film. In addition to her editing and directing work, Emily serves on programming committees for film festivals in New York City. They were a fellow in the 2018 Collaborative Studio at UnionDocs in Brooklyn, and are a proud alumna of the anomalous Hampshire College. She is originally from the Bay Area. Emily collects voicemails for future use; consider yourself notified.


Trey Tetreault (he/him) is a producer, director, and creative consultant with a background in film, TV, theatre, advertising, and publishing. Film & TV CreditsAnthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’, SNLHolding Back the Tide (feature), The Tunnel (short), The Missed (short), I’m Fine (web series) Theatre CreditsLove All (La Jolla), Laramie…10 years Later (TheatreLab NYC), Last Room (NYC), Awake in the Dark (NYC), Days of Rage (NY workshop). Trey likes to stay busy on a myriad of different projects. He works authentically and collaboratively, basing each project in community and shared vision. Whether directing, producing, or sometimes performing, he is always interested in stories that reflect the human experience with all its flaws and dilemmas. Through his work, he seeks to enhance different perspectives and to challenge the status quo. treytetreault.com







Emily Packer photo credit Lucas C. Ospina. Trey Tetreault photo credit Grace Blessington.


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