There is a long legacy and story about the Sausalito houseboats.
Although I won't be attending, this should be very good.
Houseboat Wars is a folk tale about an artist, a boat-builder, a musician, a troubadour, and a writer who set out to explore new ways of living in the world of the late 1960s. Each has a little streak of outlaw. They migrate to the waterfront of Sausalito, California, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco and set about creating their own idea of an idyllic life.
Guns and drugs drift in to their funky paradise. There is a public outcry to clean up the nautical slum. When the law comes huffing and puffing at their doors, they fight back mostly for the sheer fun of it. They also move a bit south to the more traditionally productive areas of the working waterfront.
They are not safe for long. Developers swoop into these boatyards with grandiose propositions to build hotels, condominiums, and substantially increase public coffers. Our youngsters take resistance lessons from the old-time citizen activists who know how to protect the character of their town.
When the developers gain control of the northern waterfront they stage full out agitprop theatre and invite the media. They lose the battle to stop the development but local citizens begin to see them as a group of creative energetic young people with a vision for enhancing Sausalito’s mythical status as an artists’ colony.
Complimentary Admission, must be seated by 4:15!
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