Gasland – 03/28/11 – Gateway Film Center – Columbus, Ohio
Monday, March 28, 2011
7:00pm - All Ages
Gateway Film Center (map)
1550 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio, USA 43215
The 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.
Followed by a discussion panel including Don Hartley (Simply Living) and a representative from the Raven Rocks community.
Admission is only $5 (proceeds to Sierra Club and the CIFVF)