Gasland 1 + 2, A Free Double Feature
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Columbus Film Council presents a Free Press 4th Tuesday Double Feature:
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.”
7.30 PM screening
GASLAND PART II
GASLAND PART II, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing our nation today. The film argues that the gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth’s climate with the potent greenhouse gas, methane. In addition the film looks at how the powerful oil and gas industries are in Fox’s words “contaminating our democracy”.
Admission to either or both films is FREE.
Admission is free, donations encouraged.
These screenings have been made possible with support from the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council.