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"Gasland" Movie Showing, Light Dinner, Social and More!


SORRY! THIS EVENT IS FILLED TO CAPACITY AND THERE IS NO WAITING LIST. WE WILL BE SHOWING THE MOVIE AGAIN DUE TO THE GREAT PUBLIC INTEREST. THANK YOU.

 

Join us for a very special viewing of this award winning film about the increasingly widespread practice of "Fracking". 

This is a free film showing, but donations will be gratefully accepted at the door to help us defray food costs.


Fracking was the subject of the recent Matt Damon film "Promised Land" and the controversial practices of oil and gas companies to capture shale gas by injecting water and toxic chemicals into the ground, and fracturing the soils underneath to release methane.

"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."

Some fracking has already taken place in California, but new state legislation to safeguard our environment has been proposed to avoid many of the damage already done in other places across the country.

President Obama has spoken about the need to take action to slow climate change.  Release and burning of more methane from fracking will only accelerate climate change, and slow the introduction of clean, renewable energy sources.

For anyone who cares about the Planet or who has been involved in the environmental movement, this film will inspire and remind you of  the need for concerned, involved citizen activists to continue the fight in the crucial years ahead!

Parents, bring your kids to see this film, and help them better understand your passion to Explore, Enjoy, and Protect this planet!

 

Agenda:

6:00 pm - Sign-In/Light dinner and snacks

6:30 pm - Welcome and Announcements

6:45 pm - Film showing (107 minutes)

8:30 pm - Closing Comments/Action items/discussion

 

Admission is free, but a donation at the door is requested to help us defray costs.

RSVP's are strongly encouraged to help us better plan for seating and snacks too.  We look forward to seeing you!

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  • Tania S.

    July 20, 2013

  • Mark R.

    A terrific documentary film showing the horrors involved with hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") to mine natural gas. Pizza would have be nicer than turkey rolls...maybe next time.

    July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A real eye opener. I'm really glad I saw this film. Chilling to see, but necessary to understand. Thank you for this opportunity!

    July 9, 2013

  • Kimmy

    Super as always. I'm so glad I found out about this and attended. Though the news is distressing, Denny and I like to be informed. Our postcards have already been mailed to Governor Brown.

    July 9, 2013

  • nballator

    Showing GasLand was a great service; thank you!! I will watch again, with friends, via Netflix (sorry no HBO for GL2). I'd like to find out more about California's pending legislation--found some info at http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/06/04/californias-anti-fracking-legislation-postponed-unitl-next-year/ but there are probably other good sources. Maybe we can have a discussion of the legislation when we see GL2. Thank you again!

    July 9, 2013

  • Chuck S.

    Great hospitality, information and fellowship!
    Chuck Sherrod, DC, MPH

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • Warren L.

    Thanks! Very informative, well done film, depressing message and state of gas production in US plus inspirational to encourage action required by all of us.

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • Lorna G.

    Fabulous. Very informative. Very scary. Thank you for organizing.

    July 8, 2013

  • Debby E.

    Thanks! GL 1 was a punch in the solar plexus. Am watching GL 2 on HBO now!! Amazing. Sign me up for anything I can do on this issue. Don't people Realize that this is one planet, essentially all water is
    Connected! Dear heaven that is our drinking water they are messing with!!! Did they read the parable on King Midas??

    July 8, 2013

  • Tania S.

    Let me know when you show Gasland Part II.

    July 8, 2013

  • Katja I.

    Great. Now I'm ready to see Gasland II!

    July 8, 2013

  • David M.

    Well organized and well attended.

    July 8, 2013

  • Chuck B.

    Sorry to miss it. Next time.

    July 8, 2013

  • mike c.

    I can not make it tonight. will there be another showing and when?
    mike cocco

    July 8, 2013

  • Tahir

    No guest

    July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm bumping up against a 9 p.m. deadline, and cannot attend afterall. I hope someone who wanted to come can use the spot I'm vacating.

    July 8, 2013

  • Debby E.

    When on HBO?

    July 8, 2013

    • Chuck B.

      Part two airs tonight from 9p to 11:15p. All updated facts figures and interviews. Much more current.

      July 8, 2013

  • Chuck B.

    Here's the part two link and how to get the DVD. http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/screenings

    July 8, 2013

    • gita d.

      Hi Chuck, Yes, we will be announcing how people can host a house party to show GASLAND II in their home. I gather there may be some restrictions on showing it publicly or something like that. However, house parties are being encouraged!

      July 8, 2013

    • Chuck B.

      You can watch part II today on HBO if you have it. Updates all the information as it's 3-4 years since part one was released.

      July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    bringing imaginary friends.

    July 8, 2013

  • Chuck B.

    Are you showing grassland 2 which just was released on HBO today? This movie is already a bit out of date from what I understand.

    July 8, 2013

  • Debby E.

    Bringing a friend who is new to the issue.

    July 5, 2013

  • Chuck S.

    As the President and Founder of NetErgonomics, a human factors and ergonomics consulting firm, I am really looking forward to this event...bravo for the organizers!

    Chuck Sherrod

    July 2, 2013

  • Donald & Carol B.

    2 total

    July 2, 2013

  • Debby

    Fracking is detrimental to our environment, getting educated about the risks is important!

    June 30, 2013

  • Tahir

    Maybe. May be with daughter in tow.

    June 27, 2013

  • Mark R.

    Guest is Laura Robichek

    June 25, 2013

  • Brian H.

    There is a good summary about the many problems caused by fracking on the Gasland movie FAQ's page: http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/whats-fracking

    June 25, 2013

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