Members-Only Event

Gasland

Friday, April 29, 2011
5:30 pm ET
New York

In Person

Josh Fox, Filmmaker
Moderator: Orlando Bagwell, Director of the Media Content Fund, Ford Foundation

Please join us for a wine-and-cheese reception, followed by a screening of the documentary Gasland, and a brief discussion to follow.

The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. 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.

Follow the live tweets @PaleyCenter on Twitter and use #Gasland and #PaleyLiveNY to join the conversation! 

FREE for Paley Center Members.
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