Monday, January 11, 2010

Wayne County Native Josh Fox's Documentary "Gasland" To Premiere This Month at Sundance

The film Gasland, a feature-length documentary written and directed by Wayne County native Josh Fox, will make its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, January 24th and will be screened a total of five times at the festival.

Laura Legere's article "Gas Film to Light Up Sundance Festival" was a cover story in the January 2, 2010 issue of The Times-Tribune. The article may be purchased online and can also be viewed in the Reference Department at Albright Memorial Library.

From the Gasland Official website:

"When filmmaker Josh Fox discovers that Natural Gas drilling is coming to his area—the Catskillls/Poconos region of Upstate New York and Pennsylvania, he sets off on a 24 state journey to uncover the deep consequences of the United States’ natural gas drilling boom. What he uncovers is truly shocking—water that can be lit on fire right out of the sink, chronically ill residents of drilling areas from disparate locations in the US all with the same mysterious symptoms, huge pools of toxic waste that kill cattle and vegetation well blowouts and huge gas explosions consistently covered up by state and federal regulatory agencies. These are just a few of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND."

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