Film Screening: "Groundswell Rising"

"Groundswell Rising: Protecting Our Children's Air and Water"
This is a special pre- release screening invitation and fundraiser
$10 suggested screening donation
AFTER: Meet the producers reception
SEATING is limited: Please call theater for reservations:[masked]

FYI: Many groups have been invited and will be in attendance.


How many children need to get sick? How long do we threaten our air, water and sanctity of life before the alarms are heeded? This new documentary from Emmy Award-winning Resolution Pictures, captures the passion of people engaged in a David and Goliath confrontation. They stand together, challenging a system that promotes profit over health. We meet mothers, fathers, scientists, doctors, farmers and people from all sides of the political spectrum taking a hard look at energy extraction techniques not proven to be safe. With the Oil and Gas industry’s expansion of fracking seen as a moral issue, this provocative documentary tracks a people’s movement, a groundswell rising towards reason and sensitivity, to protect life, today and tomorrow.

http://www.groundswellrising.com

“Groundswell Rising will get your blood going and your mind racing about how we can pull together to defend our communities from gas drilling and its crushing infrastructure.”
— Tracy Carluccio, Deputy Director, Delaware Riverkeeper Network

 

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  • Donald M.

    Unbelievable. This viewing was not advertised as a pre-release focus group viewing. I doubt they would have attracted 100 people if they were honest with their original advertisement. Don't know whether this was deceitful or incompetent but it did waste a lot of time of people who are genuinely involved in the fracking fight and deserved to be treated better by the producers.

    1 · May 28, 2013

  • Susan

    That is awful! - So sorry that they did not have their act together! How can you schedule a premiere when the film is not actually complete!

    May 27, 2013

    • John B.

      Awful, indeed! In fact, in the small after-session, we learned that the movie that they had planned to present was not to be the final cut - that there would be more editing to follow. We were handed questionnaires when we arrived in the theater asking such questions as 'what would you like to see added' and 'what would you like to see deleted'. So, given that they had been in production for 3 years, yet knew it still wasn't going to be the final version, why didn't they make a decision to burn the DVD for us a day in advance of the screening, rather than going down to - and over - the line in editing it?!

      May 28, 2013

  • Donald M.

    We arrived 6:45 pm with reservations but were seated in row (look straight up at the screen). Windy speeches til 8:40 revealed they didn't have the film at the theater! The moderator said it was "on its way from Kutztown" (50 miles away). They then showed til 8:45 "Dear Gov. Cuomo", an anti-fracking film about NY we'd already seen. At 8:45 they announced "Groundswell Rising" (runtime about 60 min.) had been in final production by the director thru this evening and would arrive to be shown beginning about 9:30 -- 2 1/2 hr after scheduled time. Not being able to stay til after 10:30 pm with a 40 min. drve home after that, we left without seeing the film. What a messed-up film premier. :-(

    May 27, 2013

    • John B.

      Don - It was not just you - Everyone left, so the film was not shown at all last nite.

      May 27, 2013

  • John B.

    Susan, you are so in luck!! Incredibly, they were still finishing editing that day, and they didn't complete burning the DVD and driving it from the studio in Fogelsville up to the theater in East Stroudsburg until after 9:00, by which time the audience of 100+ bailed!! So they will reschedule the screening for July. Fortunately, they did present another documentary film (not their own), entitled "Dear Governor Cuomo", quite entertaining, about the anti-fracking rallies in NY, especially the musician-studded gala/rally at "The Egg" auditorium in Albany-- so the drive up north was not a loss. And they had some amazing pastries for the few of us who were willing to hang around for awhile after the movie was finished (and their own movie had still not yet arrived).

    May 27, 2013

  • John B.

    Anyone interested in carpooling there from LV?

    May 26, 2013

    • Susan

      Hi John. I was not able to attend due to a family weeding. Sheila asked me to post and I assumed she would be there. How was the film?

      May 27, 2013

  • Inigo

    This sounds great... but, it's Mem Day Wkd; so a tough time to get up there. Am REALLY interested in seeing this.. Is there a circuit on showings, or is this a one-shot deal?

    May 20, 2013

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