New Film by Gasland Director to be Screened this Month in Purchase, NY: March 14, 2016, showing of the film "How to Let Go of The World (And Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change)"
At 6 p.m., March 14, the film How to Let Go of The World (And Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change) will be presented at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. The screening is part of the Let Go and Love Tour, intended as a launchpad for community education and action in 100 towns and cities across the world that are considered hot spots for damaging fossil fuel infrastructure.
“The director is Josh Fox, who made Gasland, the powerful film that helped galvanize New Yorkers against fracking in our state, culminating in Governor Cuomo’s 2015 ban,” says George Klein, vice chairman of the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group.
Through his Let Go and Love Tour, Fox hopes to engage with residents in order to protect their lives and land from the encroaching gas industry. With help from artists and environmental experts, and through the use of concrete resources like toolkits, counterproposal support, and connections with investors to finance those counterproposals, the Let Go and Love Tour is designed to help communities lead a renewable energy revolution, one community at a time.
How to Let Go of The World (And Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change), which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, is about the power local communities have in determining their own climate and energy solutions democratically. The film investigates and provides a roadmap for how communities can reject the industrial use of fracked gas and develop renewable solutions. It also models the core values that drive these fights and inspire grassroots movements.
Filmed on location across the globe, the documentary follows Fox as he meets scientists, artists, entrepreneurs and environmental activists who are investing in renewable energy as an alternative to climate-damaging fossil fuel practices. The film highlights these global game-changers as testament to the viability of renewable energy and the superhuman strength in grassroots community activism.
Fox is internationally recognized as a spokesperson and leader on the issues of fracking and extreme energy development. Gasland, which he wrote and directed, was awarded the 2010 Special Jury Prize for Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. The film premiered on HBO and was nominated for the 2011 Best Documentary Oscar; Fox also won an Emmy for Best Non-Fiction Director. Gasland Part II, which premiered on HBO in 2013, was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy.
The screening of Fox’s latest film is cosponsored by Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion (SAPE), Safe Energy Rights Group (SEnRG), Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group, Rockland Water Coalition, Connie Hogarth Center for Social Action at Manhattanville College and WESPAC.
Manhattanville College is located at 2900 Purchase St., Purchase, NY. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $10. For details and more info about the showing, visit SierraLowerHudson.org.