Thursday, January 26, 2012

Movie Screening of “Gasland”

Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present a free screening of the documentary “Gasland” on Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 pm in the library’s Community Room. The screening is sponsored by Bernardsville’s Green Team.

In 2009, filmmaker Josh Fox learned that his home in the Delaware River Basin was on top of the Marcellus Shale, a rock formation containing natural gas that stretches across New York, Pennsylvania and huge stretches of the Northeast. “Gasland” recounts how, when he was asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarked on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination, and a 34-state drilling campaign. Part verité travelogue, part exposé, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown, “Gasland” documents Mr. Fox’s cross-country odyssey to find out if the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing or fracking, is actually safe. The 103-minute movie premiered on HBO last June.

There will be a question and answer period after the film. [The film is not recommended for young children.] There is no charge to attend, but advance registration is requested. Register online at, and follow the link under Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.

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