in partnership with URI's Coastal Resources Center and as part of our GREEN SCREEN PROGRAM
"A dizzying look into the deceptive world of political activism." - The Boston Phoenix
“Does a great job of showing the comical side of this fight.” - The Huffington Post
Wednesday, November 14
Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody Street
Tickets are $10, $5 for students with ID at the door
Post-film panel discussion with:
- John Kirby, Director of CAPE SPIN!
- Libby Handros, Producer of CAPE SPIN!
- Jennifer McCann, U.S. Program Director and Extension Leader from URI's Coastal Resources Center/Rhode Island Sea Grant College Program
- Grover Fugate, Executive Director from the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council
Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle is the surreal, fascinating, tragicomic tale of the battle over America’s largest clean energy project. When energy entrepreneur Jim Gordon first proposed putting 130 wind turbines in fabled Nantucket Sound, he had no idea that a firestorm would erupt. Cape Spin! tells the incredible tale of how America’s first proposed offshore wind farm triggered a schism in this idyllic coastal region, pitting neighbor against neighbor and environmentalist against environmentalist. Revealing the root causes of their furor, the filmmakers enjoyed unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the key players on both sides of the controversy. The tale frames the battle over Nantucket Sound as a microcosm of America’s struggle towards energy sustainability.
To buy tickets and for more details on this event: http://www.newportfilm.com/films/cape-spin-american-power-struggle
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