Thursday, July 1, 2010

"Gasland" at Third Thursday Film Club on July 15, 2010 - Whitaker Auditorium

The SouthSide Film Institute(tm) is pleased to join with Clean Water Action of the Lehigh Valley in presenting this most riveting and timely documentary film. If you have any question about this film's importance, please watch the trailer! GASLAND was awarded the Special Jury Prize for a Documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

Note the change in location: Whitaker Lab Auditorium on the campus of Lehigh University, a facility that can accommodate over 200 people.

Josh Fox, director of Gasland, will be in attendance and available to take your questions following the screening.

"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."

Watch the trailer HERE.

Screening begins at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July15 at Whitaker Lab Auditorium, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa. (Doors open 7:00 p.m.)

Admission is $10.


Dennis R. Lieb said...


Much to worry about here. Everyone who opens their tap and drinks public water in Easton should attempt to see the film and talk to the director.

I have a blog piece to follow up on yours that I'll post later today.


noel jones said...

We will be there!

noel jones said...

Anyone wanting to join the effort who is free during the day, can join the rally below:

"Hi Everyone!

As many of you already know, on July 14th is a very important Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) hearing and rally in West Trenton, New Jersey.

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) will be hearing testimony from experts and citizens on gas drilling in the Delaware River watershed (this watershed serves Philadelphia and the surrounding areas). Already, two buses are coming from NYC, one from Northeast PA, and others are carpooling in from downstream and NJ. At the hearing the DRBC is considering the Stone Energy water withdrawal permit for fracking in Northeast PA. More than 1700 public comments were sent during the comment period and the DRBC is reviewing the comments carefully.

We need to keep the pressure on and support DRBC in scrutinizing ALL drilling and water withdrawal permits it reviews. If you are at all able to attend, please come!! The hearing begins at 1:30pm. A large rally will begin at 1pm.

We are coordinating CARPOOLS with others in the Philadelphia area so please get in touch if you are planning to attend or at all interested in going!!"

What: DRBC Hearing
Where: West Trenton Volunteer Fire Company, the address is 40 West Ferry Ave., West Trenton, NJ
When: July 14th, 1pm rally, 1:30pm hearing
Who: YOU and 5 of your friends
RSVP to:, or 507.581.4421


noel jones said...

A message from College Hill environmental activist Bob Johnson:

A reminder of two important events regarding natural gas drilling and protecting our Delware R. watershed:

1. Wednesday, July 14, 1:30 P.M. (Be there at 1:00 P.M. for the demonstration.), the Delaware River Basin Commission is holding a hearing regarding expanded natural gas drilling controls at the West Trenton Volunteer Fire Company, West Trenton, NJ. For more information go to
"" or "".

I am organizing car-pooling to the event from Easton. Call me, Bob Johnson at 610-923-0517 or e-mail "".

2. Thursday, July 15, 7:30 P.M., screening of the documentary "Gasland" at the Whitaker Lab Auditorium, Lehigh U., sponsored by Clean Water Action of the Lehigh Valley. For more information contact Cathy Frankenberg, Clean Water Action, 610-691-7395, ""

It is important that we are an informed citizenry. Do your part by participating in thses events.

Yours in protecting our rivers,
Bob Johnson