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New York City Premiere of Escape From Suburbia: Beyond the American Dream

From: Robyn
Sent on: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 5:38 PM
Local Energy Solutions is pleased to present the New York City Premiere of Escape From Suburbia: Beyond the American Dream followed by a discussion with the filmmakers and local activists.

Event Details:
Friday, February 1 and Saturday, February 2, 2008 6:30 &? 10:00 pm
Wollman Auditorium at Cooper Union
51 Astor Place
$20, $15 for students (ID required)
Purchase tickets at the door or online at:
A moderated panel discussion and drawings for books and DVDs will follow each screening.

Escape from Suburbia is the long awaited sequel to End of Suburbia, the movie that introduced the issue of Peak Oil to millions of people. With Escape From Suburbia, director Greg Greene and producer Dara Rowland, pick up where End left off asking, “How are peak oil and climate change affecting us?”

Following the film, Greene and Rowland, along with local sustainability activists (Paula Lukats of Just Food, Ian Marvy of Added Value Farm in Brooklyn, Andrew Faust of Biohome Permaculture, Cleo Silvers of For a Better Bronx, Karen Washington of NYC Community Gardens Coalition, and Akim Ishchayil of the Black Socialist Organization) will discuss the film and their personal and organizational responses to peak oil. Audience members will also be able to question the panel.

At each screening attendees will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle for two gift packages containing books and DVDs by Richard Heinberg, Stephen Leeb, Bill Mollison, David Jacke, and John Howe. Winners will be announced prior to the panel discussion and must be present to claim their gift package.

This event is sponsored by Local Energy Solutions, a project of the Five Borough Institute (A Not For Profit Organization). A portion of ticket sales will be used for scholarships for low-income students for a Permaculture Design Certificate Course scheduled from March 2008 to February 2009. For more information about this course and Local Energy
Solutions, visit our website at:

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