A special benefit screening of GASLAND to benefit Water Defense and the International WOW Company. Special guests will include Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Lennon, director Josh Fox, Yuka Honda (of Cibo Matto) and Artists Against Fracking.
A natural-gas drilling boom has swept across the United States in recent years, as the Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” has unlocked a “Saudi Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is the method safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he decides to investigate, embarking upon a cross-country odyssey. He uncovers a trail of secrets, lies and contamination–from unexplained illnesses to flammable tap water–in this expose of a new country called GASLAND.