HARRISON, N.Y. -- Documentary film maker, environmental activist and 2010 Oscar nominee, Josh Fox, will screen and lead a discussion on his new film, "How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change" at Manhattanville College on Monday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.
The screening, free and open to the public, is the only scheduled showing of the film in the Hudson Valley. Fox’s 2010 film, "Gasland," about the dangers of hydrofracking to the environment, is considered by many as a groundbreaking wake-up call.
His new film follows in that tradition, offering a sweeping global view of the impact of the fossil fuel industry on climate change, and portraying what some local communities are doing to protect themselves. This screening is one of the first on the film’s 100-city grassroots tour.
Susan Van Dolsen of Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion said: “Local organizations reached out to Manhattanville to host this event as a way to raise awareness about the very serious health, safety and climate change consequences resulting the from buildout of new fossil fuel infrastructure in our region.”
“This is a significant film and a significant event for the College,” said Lisa M. Dolling, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Manhattanville College, which is co-sponsoring the film along with seven other groups. “We are delighted to have this opportunity to host Josh Fox and bring attention to his fine work,” she added.
The film was featured at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and will reach a far larger audience when it airs on HBO in June. Variety Magazine notes that "Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change" paints a picture of the “inevitable flooding of coastal cities and an ensuing struggle for homes and food.”