Gasland Part II – Don’t miss these opportunities to see this important movie.

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Please join us for a showing of Gasland Part II on Monday, May 12th at 7pm at 218 Murdock Hall at MCLA in North Adams.  
This event is organized by the MCLA Environmental Studies Department & Caretaker Farm.  
For more information about this event, please contact Elena Traister (Elena.Traister@mcla.edu) or Bridget Spann (bridget@caretakerfarm.org).
Please join us for a showing of Gasland Part II on Monday, May 19th at 7pm at Images Cinema in Williamstown (sliding scale suggested donation $5-10).  
This event is organized by Images Cinema and Caretaker Farm.  
For more information about this event please visit www.imagescinema.org or contact Bridget Spann (bridget@caretakerfarm.org).
In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar®-nominated film GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level (in 32 countries worldwide).

GASLAND Part II Teaser Trailer #2 from JFOX on Vimeo.

GASLAND PART II, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing our nation today. The film argues that the gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth’s climate with the potent greenhouse gas, methane. In addition the film looks at how the powerful oil and gas industries are in Fox’s words “contaminating our democracy”.
To learn how fracking is a local issue, please visit www.nofrackedgasinmass.org.  Tennessee Gas/Kinder Morgan is currently working to expand a gas pipeline to transport fracked gas through Richmond and Lenox in Berkshire Country and on to Dracut, located north of Boston.  
To learn about local efforts to address climate change, please visit www.350ma.org or www.coolwilliamstown.org.   

Michael Miller, Editor and Publisher of New York Arts and The Berkshire Review, an International Journal for the Arts, was trained as a classicist and art historian at Harvard and Oxford, worked in the art world for many years as a curator and dealer, and contributed reviews and articles to Bostonia, Master Drawings, Drawing, Threshold, and North American Opera Journal, as well as numerous articles for scholarly and popular periodicals. He has taught courses in classics, the English language, and art history at Oberlin, Rutgers, New York University, the New School, and Williams. Currently, when he is not at work on The Berkshire Review and New York Arts, he writes fiction, pursues photography, and publishes scholarly work. In 2011 he contributed an introductory essay to Leonard Freed: The Italians / exh. cat. Io Amo L'Italia, exhibition at Le Stelline, Milan, Il Museo di Roma a Trastevere, etc. and wrote the revised the section on American opera houses in The Grove Dictionary of American Music. He is currently at work on a libretto for a new opera by Lewis Spratlan, Midi, an adaptation of Euripides' Medea set in the French West Indies, ca. 1930.

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