MARCH 2nd through 8th, FRIDAY through THURSDAY AT 7, 9PM (PLUS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT 3 & 5PM)
(Laura Israel, 2010, USA, 35mm, 81 min) The realities of modern rural life, energy production and the environmental movement clash in unexpected ways. This new documentary chronicles the upheaval visited on Meredith, New York, when an industrial wind farm takes up residence. Filmmaker Laura Israel, a part-time Meredith resident, interviewed locals on both sides of the divided community: those who have turned their land over to the 400-foot-high turbines to offset falling agricultural profits, and those for whom the noise and aesthetic blight outweigh any positive impact on the local economy. Turns out it's not easy being green.
Northwest Film Forum
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Seattle, WA 98122