State Theatre Showing ‘Gasland’ on Sunday

This Sunday, the State Theatre will play one of the most compelling films of 2010 that doesn’t feature sparkly vampires. Gasland is the story of filmmaker Josh Fox and his adventures across the country to find out about the cartoon supervillain of the USA, the oil industry. Along the way, Fox interviews some people who don’t like the oil industry (everyone who doesn’t make money off the oil industry).

Penn Staters may find the film especially interesting, considering Penn State’s Kevin Bacon rating of 2 with the Marcellus Shale, which is the Dr. Doom of this movie. As it turns out, performing hydraulic fracturing on natural gas deposits doesn’t just lead to Division I hockey teams. Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” as it’s referred to by the media and Battlestar Galactica fans, could potentially lead to environmental damage and health problems to nearby residents.

The State Theatre will be passing Gasland throughout the day on Sunday. Tickets are $6 for students and 33.3% more for other people. Director Josh Fox will be present for the 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. showings and will answer questions after each.

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