If anyone's interested, the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) is sponsoring a free screening of the new documentary The Last Mountain when it opens in Chicago next weekend.
Here's a write-up about the film:
"The Last Mountain, which premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival, tells the story of the Coal River Valley in West Virginia, where a small but passionate group of ordinary citizens is trying to stop big coal corporations from continuing the devastating practice of mountaintop removal. The residents argue that mountaintop removal pollutes the air and water, is responsible for the deaths of their neighbors and spreads pollution to other states. And when Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. joins these Appalachian families and activists, the conflict flares. With waitresses, college students and former Marines taking extraordinary risks to stave off the coal industry's lobbyists and politicians, the revolutionary fight for the future of Appalachia, and for our collective future, is revealed. A passionate and personal tale that honors the extraordinary power of ordinary Americans when they fight for what they believe in."
Available show times:
Friday, June 24 - 10:00pm
Saturday-Sunday, June 25-26 - 11:15am, 1:45pm, 4:10pm, 7:00pm, 10:00pm
Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
2828 North Clark Street at Diversey
To reserve your FREE tickets, send an email to Jackie Papier at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, "NRDC-Chicago," preferred show date and time, and number of tickets desired.
Also cool is that it's playing at the Landmark which is one of my favorite theatres in Chicago, along with Piper's Alley, Music Box and.....does anyone remember 3 Penny Cinema on Lincoln Ave? I miss that place.