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‘Gasland’ film to be shown Thursday, Saturday

POSTED February 22, 2012 4:21 p.m.

LARNED — “Gasland,” an award-winning documentary movie will be aired at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Jordaan Public Library in Larned.
Great, a local environmental group, is showing this documentary on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, for natural gas production. The documentary follows Gasland filmmaker Josh Fox’s trek from his home state of Pennsylvania through Alabama, Colorado and Wyoming to talk with ordinary people about their experiences with fracking.
Variety magazine reports, “Gasland is one of the most effective and expressive environmental films of recent years.”
Fox begins his journey after leasing his land for gas drilling and learning of reports from residents of a nearby town, that drilling made their water flammable. Gasland maintains a fast-paced, thoughtful, frequently amusing, perspective throughout.
Gasland’s list of nominations and awards include an 2011 Oscar nomination for Best Documentary, an Emmy for Best Non Fiction Directing, the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize.


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