Special Screening at Cinemapolis April 7th
Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) event at Cinemapolis on Sunday, April 7 at 1:45 p.m.
Film to be followed by discussion with director Jon Bowermaster and Judy Hyman and Jeff Claus of The Horse Flies
With the news that Governor Andrew Cuomo might lift the four-year moratorium against hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in New York state any day a concert/protest was organized on his doorstep in the state capitol of Albany. The event brought together scientists, musicians, activists and actors in a scripted night onstage inviting the governor to join the anti-fracking majority in his home state.
The film that resulted – written and directed by Jon Bowermaster, with musical direction by Natalie Merchant, featuring Mark Ruffalo, Melissa Leo, Sandra Steingraber, Joan Osborne, Citizen Cope, Medeski Martin and Wood, Felice Brothers, The Horse Flies, and many more – is a cross between “The Last Waltz” and “An Inconvenient Truth,” equal parts message and music.