GREEN SCREEN 2: THE LAST MOUNTAIN


Please join us for the second installment of GREEN SCREEN! On Friday June 3 we will see a powerful new film: THE LAST MOUNTAIN!

What is GREEN SCREEN?

Simply put: GREEN SCREEN is a new film series established by the WASHINGTON FILM INSTITUTE to increase awareness of and build community around environmental issues.

Our GREEN SCREEN Partners include:


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THE LAST MOUNTAIN
FRIDAY JUNE 3 @ LANDMARK E STREET CINEMA
555 11th St NW (entrance on E Street between 10th and 11th Streets)

6:45PM SCREENING
Q&A WITH PRODUCER CLARA BINGHAM AFTER THE FILM
JOIN US FOR A DRINK AFTER THE FILM

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THE LAST MOUNTAIN

Directed by Bill Haney

In the valleys of Appalachia, a battle is being fought over a mountain. It is a battle with severe consequences that affect every American, regardless of their social status, economic background or where they live. It is a battle that has taken many lives and continues to do so the longer it is waged. It is a battle over protecting our health and environment from the destructive power of Big Coal.

The mining and burning of coal is at the epicenter of America’s struggle to balance its energy needs with environmental concerns. Nowhere is that concern greater than in Coal River Valley, West Virginia, where a small but passionate group of ordinary citizens are trying to stop Big Coal corporations, like Massey Energy, from continuing the devastating practice of Mountain Top Removal.

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT
The central front in the battle for America’s energy future, with enormous consequences for the health and economic prospects of every citizen, is the fight for Appalachian coal. In valleys and on mountaintops throughout the heart of the eastern seaboard, the coal industry detonates the explosive power of a Hiroshima bomb each and every week, shredding timeless landscape to bring coal wealth to a few, and leaving devastated communities and poisoned water to many. With politicians siding with their corporate donors, it falls to a rag tag army of local activists to stand alone for the welfare of their families, their heritage and for a principled and sound energy future. Our film is their film – the uplifting story of the power of ordinary citizens to remake the future when they have the determination and courage to do so.

REVIEWS
“A must see, must share film”—Larry Beinhart, The Huffington Post

“Gripping”—Steve Ramos, boxofficemagazine.com



Q&A WITH PRODUCER CLARA BINGHAM
Clara is an award winning journalist and author. She is a former Newsweek White House correspondent, and the author (with Laura Leedy Gansler) of Class Action: The Landmark Case that Changed Sexual Harassment Law (Doubleday 2002). Her book was adapted into the 2005 film North Country (Warner Bros.), staring Charlize Theron and Frances McDormand. Both actresses received Oscar nominations for their roles. Class Action was a Los Angeles Times best book of the year and won the AAUW Speaking Out For Justice Award.

Bingham is also the author of Women on the Hill: Challenging the Culture of Congress (Times Books 1997), and she has written for many publications including Vanity Fair, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Talk, The Washington Monthly, Ms., and United Press International. She is currently a contributor to The Daily Beast.

While reporting a story in West Virginia, Bingham, a Kentucky native, witnessed the destructive effects of mountaintop removal coal mining for the first time. Ever since, she has dedicated her time and energy to producing The Last Mountain.

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