Free screening of "Gasland"

(08-26-2011)

Tap water that lights on fire is one of the consequences of natural gas drilling. Discover what others found out the hard way during the free screening of "Gasland" and talk-back by filmmaker, Josh Fox, at noon Tuesday, Sept. 6, in Carson Auditorium, located in the Adams State College Student Union Building. ASC Community Partnerships and Grizzly Activity Board will host Fox, winner of a 2010 Sundance documentary award for "Gasland", a documentary about the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom sweeping the United States.

Food will be provided and the event is free and open to the public. The parking lot directly north of the Student Union Building and the parking lot off of Richardson Avenue and First Street (accessible from First Street) will allow for free parking during the event.

According to gaslandthemovie.com, 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.

According to internationalwow.com, Fox is the founder and artistic director of International WOW Company a film and theater company that works closely with actors and non actors from diverse cultural backgrounds, including members of the US Military, activist communities in sustainable energy and design and actors, dancers, designers and filmmakers from around the world to create new work that addresses current national and global social and political crises. Josh's work is known for its mix of gripping narrative, heightened imagery and its commitment to socially conscious themes and subjects.

For more information contact ASC Community Partnerships at 719-587-8209.