February 27th Sunday 5 pm Free GASLAND Screening at the Gershman Y; Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival. 8pm Oscars Afterparty at Save Some Green
The Art of Documentary Weekend Philmmaker Phorum featuring GASLAND
Director: Josh Fox
Date 2010 Country USA R/T 107 minutes
Sunday, February 27
Where: Broad and PineGershman Y 401 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 (215) 545-4400
Why: See Oscar-nominated GASLAND on Oscar Day!
“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 travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.”
Introduction by documentary filmmaker Seymour Levin
Post Q & A with member of GASLAND community
2005 Chestnut st. Philadelphia, PA 19103
More Why: Invitation from Save Some Green
“Meet other earth conscious film enthusiasts. Show off your snazziest environmentally-sound evening-wear on our exclusive green carpet. Or show up just to see what everybody else is wearing.”
Invitation from Protecting Our Waters: Oscar win or lose, GASLAND exposes big corporations playing fast and loose with public health. Time for action. Sign letters to DRBC and grab a pile to distribute. Governor Corbett just signed away our state forests. Alert your network, and mobilize for the next step.