Flatbush Green Film Series: GASLAND

Join us on February 23rd, 2011 for a *free* screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary: GASLAND

Sponsored by the Brooklyn College Student Center, Sustainable Flatbush, and Flatbush Food Co-op

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, Gasland is one of five nominees for an Academy Award for 2010’s best feature documentary.

WHERE:
Brooklyn College Student Center
Campus Road and East 27th Street, Brooklyn
2 or 5 train to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue

WHEN:
Wednesday, February 23rd, 7PM

Free refreshments and popcorn provided by Flatbush Food Co-op.

MORE MOVIES: Hold Wednesday, March 23rd and Wednesday, April 27th for more environmental movies. Titles and location to be announced.

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