|When:||View in Calendar » March 16, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm|
|Where:||Uptown Theater, Utica, NY, 2014 Genesee Street, Utica,NY 13502, USA|
|Contact:||The Other Side
Mr. Kowalski has won wide renown over his 35-plus years as an independent filmmaker whose large body of work has won awards and been the subject of retrospectives at several major international film festivals.
“Drill Baby Drill” was shown recently in the French Senate, on French and German television (earning high ratings) and will be shown to the European Parliament in April, prior to its theatrical release.
The film, made in Poland and in Pennsylvania, tells the story of a small group of Polish farmers who band together to protect their land from shale gas extraction (hydrofracking). It examines the effects that ongoing drilling is having on farmers and their communities in PA. Its subject matter should be of strong, immediate interest to citizens of New York where energy companies are leasing land with similar plans. The film raises important questions about corporate power and its effect on democracy and about the tensions between our need for new energy sources and the need to protect our land and water. The film’s power derives in part from its refusal to provide easy answers to the questions it raises.
Admission is $5. Proceeds from this event will go to support The Uptown, The Other Side and Hydro Relief Web. For more information call The Other Side at 315 507-2093 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org