LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Center for the Arts Summer Film Series continues at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 with "Gasland."
Nominated for Best Documentary Oscar in 2011 and Official Selection for Sundance 2010, Gasland is a documentary focusing on fracking. (US, 2010, 107 mins, NR, Dir. Josh Fox) Tickets are $6, available at the door.
About the documentary
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 which was recently drilled 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, Gasland is a crosscountry odyssey with unexpected humor, uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination.
The LPCA Film Series continues with: Salmon Fishing In The Yemen on Sept. 14. For upcoming Film Event information call the Lake Placid Center for the Arts at 518-523-2512 or visit www.LakePlacidArts.org.