Washington D.C. Premiere
CAPE SPIN: AN AMERICAN POWER STRUGGLE
(c) Bradlee Hicks
CAPE SPIN: AN AMERICAN POWER STRUGGLE (USA, 2011, 84 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere In 2001 a major wind farm was proposed for the middle of Nantucket Sound, fabled playground for America’s rich and famous. Dubbed “Cape Wind,” with 130 turbines standing 440 feet tall, the project was billed as a clean, green power plant that should be welcomed by all. Instead, Cape
Wind became one of the decade’s most confounding political battles, cutting across party lines and creating strange alliances for and against. Imbedded behind the battle lines with full access to both sides and a commitment to impartial story telling, the filmmakers document a 21st century power struggle. Directed by Robbie Gemmel and John Kirby. Produced by Dan Coffin, Robbie Gemmel, Libby Handros, John Kirby and Josh Levin. Nominated for Best Doc and Best Editing, Woodstock Film Festival.
Introduced by The Reverend Martin Smith, Senior Associate Rector, St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, with Mike Tidwell, Director, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and Dave Feldman, Executive Director, Bethesda Green. Discussion with filmmakers Dan Coffin, Robbie Gemmel, Libby Handros and John Kirby follows screening.
Moderator: Tonya Johnson-Fitzpatrick, Executive Producer/Co-Host, World Footprints Radio.
Admission: $5.00. No reservations required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.