Gasland - FREE SCREENING - Albq -May 22 @ 1 PM
Gasland - FREE SCREENING
Sunday 1pm ONLY!
Director Josh Fox - 2010 - 107m - A SIERRA CLUB & NEW MEXICO WILDERNESS ALLIANCE PRESENTATION - FREE BUT SEATING IS LIMITED!!
A FREE SCREENING COURTESY OF THE SIERRA CLUB & THE NEW MEXICO WILDERNESS ALLIANCE! DOORS OPEN AT 12:45PM, GUEST SPEAKERS T.B.A.!
FREE BUT SEATING IS LIMITED SO ADVANCE TICKETS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND CAN BE PICKED UP AT THE LA MONTANITA COOP IN THE NOB HILL STARTING TUESDAY MAY 10 OR RSVP AT (505)843-8696.
largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudia Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.
Gasland is an award-winning documentary [2010 Sundance Special Jury Prize] about the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing used by the natural gas industry. “Fracking,” developed by Halliburton, pumps millions of gallons of water saturated with more than 500 chemicals into the ground to release the natural gas, and this technology has led the way for the largest natural gas drilling boom in United States history.
But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country road trip to find the answer to this question. What he finds is unsettling—water that can be lit on fire right out of the faucet—and a “call” to action. In 2005, the Bush/Cheney Energy Bill exempted natural gas drilling from the Safe Drinking Water Act.
This event includes a presentation by Judy Calman, staff attorney with NM-Wild, on current issues with drilling for natural gas in New Mexico.
Advance tickets are available at La Montanita Food Coop in Nob Hill after May 10 or RSVP by calling NM Wilderness at 843-8696. Donations for this screening will be gratefully accepted.
The Gasland poster is attached as well.
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