The SouthSide Film Institute is proud to present a free screening of Groundswell Rising, from Lehigh Valley-based Emmy Award-winning production company Resolution Pictures, on Thursday, September 18th at 7pm at Victory Firehouse (205 Webster Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018). This documentary captures the passion of people engaged in a David and Goliath confrontation. They stand together, challenging a system that promotes profit over health. We meet mothers, fathers, scientists, doctors, farmers, and people from all sides of the political spectrum taking a hard look at energy extraction techniques not proved to be safe. With the oil and gas industry's expansion of fracking seen as amoral issue, this provocative documentary tracks a people's movement, a groundswell riding towards reason and sensitivity, to protect life, today and tomorrow.
Following the screening a panel discussion with Matt Cohen, the film's executive producer, Karen Feridun of Berks Gas Truth, and other guests will take take place for attendees to discuss the film and the fracking industry. This screening is presented as part of the SouthSide Film Institute's community outreach programming, providing free independent movie screenings for residents of the Lehigh Valley and beyond.
The 2014 Winners of the Linny and Beall Fowler Audience Awards were announced at last night's SouthSide Film Festival Closing Night Party. The Favorite Short Film was "Beware of Children", a comedy/horror from Germany Directed by Ares Ceylan. The Audience Favorite Feature was tie between "The Bachelor Weekend", an Irish comedy Directed by John Butler and "Greasepaint", a documentary about the art of American circus clowning Directed by Daniel Espeut.
Congratulations to our winners!
Screening Thursday, September 18th at 7pm
205 Webster St