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1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
The Wetlands nightclub in New York City didn't just introduce audiences to countless jam bands. It also promoted important environmental causes. Located in Manhattan's Tribeca district, Wetlands was the brainchild of Larry Bloch, who wanted to create a socially conscious music venue. While the Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Blues Traveler and others graced its stage, the club donated large sums of its proceeds to environmental causes. Wetlands was a unique social experiment; this is its story.


Director: Dean Budnick

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: First Run

Wetlands Preserved (2006)

Release Date: March 14th, 2008|1 hr. 33 min.

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  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    With its carefully-chosen soundtrack, funky animation, and enthusiastic interviews, Dean Budnick's affectionate documentary pays apt tribute to Wetlands, a local landmark that closed in 2001. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    An appropriately mellow chronicle of a Tribeca nightclub's lifespan. show more

  • 70
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Crammed with colorful interviews, digital animation and live performances, this frisky and forthright film by Dean Budnick chronicles a vision of financing social progress with really great tunes. show more

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