Monday, March 28, 2016

Big Doin's: Free Movie Tonight at Grandin

Director Josh Fox
Roanoke's Grandin Theatre, never one to duck a controversy, is playing host tonight to a new documentary by an Academy Award winner that has the strong backing of anti-pipeline activists in the region

This will be the Virginia premier of "How to Let Go of the World (And Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change" by Josh Fox, whose Oscar nomination was for the celebrated "Gasland."

Here's the Grandin's press release:

Activists, landowners and the public will are welcomed free of charge tonight to the Virginia premiere of "How to Let Go of the World (And Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change."

This new documentary  investigates how climate change threatens our world and way of life. Filmed in 12 countries on six continents, the film explores how humanity can hold on to what is most important in the face of the calamitous climate change.

Preserve Franklin and Preserve Roanoke, both chapters of the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League (BREDL), are hosts for this free screening to highlight their ongoing struggle against the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline. The MVP is a 42-inch pipeline that would transport fracked natural gas over 300 miles from West Virginia to the Virginia coast. Much of the gas is intended for export to foreign countries, while lowering property values, threatening water and air quality, and posing a threat of catastrophic fires and explosions.

Fox will attend the screening and will be available for questions during a Q & A session immediately after the screening.

1 comment:

  1. reservations are needed for the local roots after movie party but not for the movie per grandin theatre.