LAST MOUNTAIN, THE
(c) Antrim Caskey
Directed by: Bill Haney
Venue: The Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church
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THE LAST MOUNTAIN (USA, 2011, 95 min.)
The fight for the last great mountain in America’s Appalachian heartland pits the mining giant, Massey Energy, which wants to explode the mountain to extract the coal within, against the community fighting to preserve the mountain and build a wind farm on its ridges instead. With Robert Kennedy Jr. enlisted as a passionate force for preserving Coal River Mountain in West Virginia and the economic power of the fossil fuel industry twisting democracy to its advantage, the film highlights a battle for the future of energy that affects us all. It is a passionate and personal tale that honors the extraordinary power of ordinary Americans when they fight for what they believe in and shines a light on America’s energy needs and how those needs are being supplied. Written and directed by Bill Haney. Produced by Clara Bingham and Eric Grunebaum. Based in part on Kennedy’s 2005 book, “Crimes Against Nature.” Official Selection, 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Critic’s Pick, The New York Times.
Introduced by Dennis Leister, Chair, Earth Stewards, The Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church. Discussion with Mike Tidwell, Founder and Director, Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) will follow screening.
FREE. No reservations required.