Gasland on September 15, 7pm
Sector 67 parking lot, 2100 Winnebago
There will be some chairs but feel free to bring lawn chairs if you like.
The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology called “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 road trip to find the answer to this question. A nearby Pennsylvania town was recently drilled, and reports are 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 a crosscountry odyssey with unexpected humor, uncovering a trail of secrets, lies, and contamination.
Also, we will be showing a Climate Wisconsin short, “Forestry.”