Sunrise Presents One-Night Showing of 'GasLand'
The Sunrise Theater will present a one-night showing of the award-winning documentary “GasLand.”
This special showing will be held on Wednesday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. A panel discussion will follow the presentation. The film is not rated and runs for 1 hour and 47 minutes.
The largest natural gas drilling boom in history is sweeping across the United States and is headed for North Carolina — Moore, Lee and Chatham Counties, to be exact — where state geologists say there is an abundance of natural gas, enough to make North Carolina self-sufficient for 40 years.
A new Halliburton-developed drilling technology called horizontal drilling and hydraulic facturing — “fracking” — has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But with potential rewards come significant risks. Is fracking safe?
That’s the question filmmaker/landowner Josh Fox wants to know when he’s asked to sell his mineral rights and lease his land for drilling. In search of the answer, Fox embarks on a cross-country odyssey and uncovers a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. Part verité travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part showdown, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, this Oscar-nominated documentary and 2010 Sundance Film Festival winner will challenge you to ask the same question.
The film was released in July 2010 to limited markets and enjoyed excellent reviews.
The historical Sunrise Theater is located at 250 NW Broad St., in Southern Pines. Tickets for the show are $7 for adults. Refreshments, including beer and wine, are available. All Sunrise Theater movies are commercial free.
For more information, contact the theater at (910) 692-3611 or www.sunrisetheater.com.
More like this story