Pepin, WI (March 18, 2014) — Local organizations along Wisconsin’s Great River Road are bringing the controversial film GASLAND PART II to the Widespot Performing Arts Center in Stockholm, WI on April 12 at 7:00 pm. The event is co-sponsored by Maiden Rock Concerned Citizens, Lake Pepin Partners in Preservation, Widespot Performing Arts Center and Flyway Film Festival.

jfAus2In this followup 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. Watch the trailer here.

In the year since GASLAND PART II premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, the U.S. has seen even more oil spills, gas explosions, pipeline leaks, and polluted water sources. For those who live along the Great River Road, where fuel tanker trains rush endlessly through every town, these tragedies seem all too close at hand.

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.

A discussion will follow the screening. There is no admission charge. Free will donations accepted at the door.

For more information, please go to https://www.widespotperformingarts.org/.