Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Tue, Aug 21, 2012

Doc & Panel Discussion on Fracking
GASLAND / "The Sky Is Pink"
Co-presented by Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community, Transition CC, Food & Water Watch, and Sierra Club

Now a hot topic in Los Angeles, "fracking" is the focus of an evening featuring Josh Fox's documentaries "The Sky Is Pink" and GASLAND, with a panel discussion between films with environment experts.

What is Fracking?
Our country is in the midst of an unprecedented gas drilling boom brought on by a controversial technology called horizontal hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” into our domestic shale rock formations. Seeking ways to squeeze a yield from ­depleted oil fields, natural gas ­producers all over the country are forcing trapped natural gas up & out via high-pressure injecting millions of gallons of water, sand & toxic chemicals. Read more from Food & Water Watch

You may have heard about it on the east coast or midwest. Now intensive drilling and horizontal fracking has come to California, and our very own Inglewood/Baldwin Hills oil field (the largest contiguous urban oil field in America) is at the heart of the debate. Culver City Council recently took a bold step in sending a message to Governor Brown. So what’s next?

Come be a part of a fully informed public!

To begin the evening, Josh Fox’s new documentary short and follow-up to GASLAND “The Sky Is Pink” will screen. Following, join us for a panel discussion and Q&A session with experts including:
Paul Ferrazzi, Executive Director, Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community
Dr. Clyde Tom Williams, Retired Oil/Gas Field Specialist and Sierra Club-California, CalFrack Coordinator
Meghan Sahli-Wells, Culver City Council Member

GASLAND will screen after the discussion.

2010, HBO Documentary Films, 107 min, USA, Dir: Josh Fox

When filmmaker Josh Fox is offered money for the use of his land by a natural gas company, he begins investigating the booming industry and uncovers some disturbing revelations. The result is this acclaimed documentary, a study of Big Gas and the fracking practices that endanger us all, which plays like a riveting mystery tale.

Aero Theatre • Tue, Aug 21, 2012 • 7:30pm