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Dirty Business: \\\”Clean Coal\\\” And The Battle For Our Energy Future – 10/25/11 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
Dirty Business: "Clean Coal" And The Battle For Our Energy Future
When
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
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Can coal ever really be made "clean"? Watch the 90-minute documentary that investigates. Half our electricity comes from coal, the largest single source of greenhouse gases. But it doesn't have to be that way. Featuring stories from China to West Virginia, Dirty Business reveals the true social and environmental costs of coal power and explores the murky realities of "clean coal" technology. Guided by Rolling Stone reporter Jeff Goodell, the film highlights the work of energy innovators and the viable, renewable alternatives they offer in an age of rapid climate change.

Winner of both the Bronze Plaque and the Central Ohio Green Education Fund Award at the CIFVF.

This screening is free.
Co Sponsored by the Free Press and the Central Ohio Green Education Fund Award.

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Contested Streets – 09/12/11 – Gateway Film Center – Columbus, Ohio

Event
Contested Streets
When
Monday, September 12, 2011
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Gateway Film Center (map)
1550 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio, USA 43215
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CONTESTED STREETS explores the history and culture of New York City streets from pre-automobile times to the present. This examination allows for an understanding of how the city - though the most well served by mass transit in the United States - has slowly relinquished what was a rich, multi-dimensional conception of the street as public space to a mindset that prioritizes the rapid movement of cars and trucks over all other functions.

Central to the story is a comparison of New York to what is experienced in London, Paris and Copenhagen. Interviews and footage shot in these cities showcase how limiting automobile use in recent years has improved air quality, minimized noise pollution and enriched commercial, recreational and community interaction. London's congestion pricing scheme, Paris' BRT (bus rapid transit) and Copenhagen's bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure are all examined in depth. New York City, though to many the most vibrant and dynamic city on Earth, still has lessons to learn from Old Europe.

Admission is $5.
This screening is co sponsored by the Sierra Club and MORPC.

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GASLAND – 05/24/11 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
GASLAND
When
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
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Fracking is coming to Ohio. Learn all about it.

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 consisting of Matt Trokan from the Sierra Club and other fracking experts. Admission is free. Co sponsored by the Free Press, the Sierra Club, and the Central Ohio Green Education Fund.

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Ain’t I a Person: A film about being poor in America – 04/26/11 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
Ain’t I a Person: A film about being poor in America
When
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
Other Info
During the past quarter century, a myth has developed that poor people are lazy and that providing them with government assistance leads to dependency and a lack of personal responsibility. The reality is very different. The poverty rate dropped sharply in response to the War on Poverty programs, only to level off in the late 1970s when those programs started getting cut back, and increasing through the Reagan-Bush era attacks on social welfare. The slight drop in the late-1990s has already disappeared, and the poverty rate has skyrocketed during the so-called Great Recession. The plight of the poor has just gotten worse. While the accepted wisdom now is that public interventions do not work, that is a myth: the reality is that they have and still could.
Co-sponsored by the Drexel Theater, The Free Press and the Central Ohio Green Education Fund.

Admission is free.

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