Free Screening: New Film by Gasland Director Josh Fox
Saturday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Hosted by RedLine Tacoma & The Grand Cinema
606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma
After party to follow at The Hub
203 Tacoma Ave. S.
This is a free film screening. Seating is limited.
Josh Fox and his team are traveling across the country with their LET GO AND LOVE TOUR. Tacoma is one of the 100 cities Josh Fox knew he had to visit with his new film. Please join us for this exciting opportunity to view the new film, speak with Josh, and hear a musical performance by Josh Fox and Gabriel Mayers (a musician from the film) at a special after party event.
Partnering with grassroots organizers and helping lead a renewable energy revolution, Josh Fox is rallying Americans against the fossil fuel industry. The LET GO AND LOVE TOUR’s mission is to stop the mass build out of oil and gas infrastructure and expedite the adoption of renewable energy alternatives.
In How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change, Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (GASLAND) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on six continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?
With our film (How to Let Go of the World and Love) All the Things Climate Can’t Change, we have the chance to better reach those fighting communities. Touring this film to cities and towns on the front lines of the fight against dangerous fossil fuel infrastructure can be the tipping point in the war against the gas industry. The film is about the power that local communities have in determining their own climate and energy solutions democratically. More than just a film, HOW TO LET GO is intended to be a launch pad for education and action in communities. The ‘Let Go and Love Tour’ will help communities lead a renewable energy revolution, one community at a time.
About the filmmakers
Josh Fox is best known as the writer/director of GASLAND Parts I and II. He is internationally recognized as a spokesperson and leader on the issue of fracking and extreme energy development. GASLAND premiered at the Sundance film festival 2010, where it was awarded the 2010 Special Jury Prize for Documentary. The film premiered on HBO and was nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary. That year, Josh won the Emmy for Best Non-Fiction Director. GASLAND Part II premiered on HBO in 2013. Part II was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy, won the 2013 Environmental Media Association Award for Best Documentary, the Best Film at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival and was given the Hell Yeah Prize from Cinema Eye Honors. In addition, Josh is the recipient of the 2011 Ono/Lennon Grant for Peace.
Deia Schlosberg produced and directed Backyard, which looks at the human cost of fracking. The film won two student Emmys (Best Documentary, Bricker Humanitarian Award), and screened at film festivals around the world, winning several audience choice and special jury awards. The film is currently part of several community campaigns to keep the oil and gas industry from further contaminating the environment and causing disastrous health impacts. Deia’s background is in environmental education and visual arts, as well as expeditioning, having been awarded a 2009 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year award for a two-year, 7800-mile through-hike of the Andes Mountains.
Bill McKibben: Environmentalist and author whose books include The End of Nature. He is a founder of 350.org, a global grassroots movement aimed at fighting climate change that launched the fossil fuel divestment movement.
Van Jones: A political commentator and author of the books, The Green Collar Economy and Rebuild The Dream. His numerous social and environmental enterprises include The Ella Baker Center For Human Rights and Rebuild the Dream.
Elizabeth Kolber: A journalist and professor at Williams College in Massachusetts.A writer for the New Yorker, she has also authored the books Field Notes from a Catastrophe and The Sixth Extinction.
Michael E. Mann: Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State University and Meteorology Director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center.He is author of the books, Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change and The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the front lines, and is a co-founder of Realclimate.org,a commentary site on Climate Science.
Petra Tschaker: Professor of Geography, agriculture and Arid Lands Resources Sciences at the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Western Australia. Her interest and activities lie in Environmental Justice, Marginalization and Societal Transformation.
Lester Brown: Environmental Analyst who founded the Earth Policy Institute and the World watch Institute, the first research institute that analyzes global environmental issues. His books include Building A Sustainable Society, Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth, and The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy.
Aria Doe: Along with her husband, Doe started a not-profit corporation called the Action Center for Education and Community Development in Far Rockaway, Queens, NY. They provide community services for at risk kids and adults nationally and internationally, after-school programming, and family management. Prior to becoming the Executive Director of The Action Center, Aria Doe was an award winning journalist for local ABC affiliates and an American Express Marketing Executive
Ander Ordonez Mozombite: An environmental monitor for an indigenous community group called Acodecospat in Peru. They visited the rupture of a 39-year-old northern crude oil pipeline along the Maranon River in the Amazon.
Nina Gualinga: Environmental and indigenous rights activist in her village of Sarayaku, Ecuador. Her family and villagers started a resistance movement that is fighting Big Oil in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Tim DeChristopher: Climate activist who was arrested for fraud at an auction of Utah public lands. He is featured in the documentary Bidder 70 and co-founded the environmental group Peaceful Uprising, a nonprofit collective committed to fighting climate crisis.
Wu Di: Artist in Beijing, China, whose photographic work is aimed at documenting and highlighting pollution and the dangers of climate change.
Ella Chou: An international energy analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Denver, Colorado. A graduate of Harvard, she is a leading expert in energy in China and the U.S.
Mika Maiava: Artistic Director of Water Is Rising, a performance group in the Island Nations of Kiribati, Tuvalu, and Tokelau. The group is meant to use performance art for environmental awareness and social change.
Paul Nalau: Senior youth and sports planning officer at the Department of Youth Development, Sport and Training, Vanuatu. His work has included involving young people at climate change policies and programs
Josh Fox – director and writer
Deia Schlosberg – producer, additional cinematography, assistant editor
Annukka Lilja – Editor
Gregory King – Editor
Alex Tyson – additional cinematography, assistant editor
Steve Liptay – additional cinematography, assistant editor
Matthew Sanchez – additional cinematography, assistant editor