We wanted to share about an upcoming event that is important to sustainability and our care for the earth. It’s a FREE movie screening of Josh Fox’s latest film titled How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change.
The public is invited to the Virginia premiere of the latest film by Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning director Josh Fox, his third film since his famous Gasland.
This new documentary, How to Let Go of the World (And Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change), investigates how climate change threatens our world and way of life. Filmed in 12 countries on six continents, the film explores how humanity can hold on to what is most important in the face of the calamitous climate change.
“Touring with the Gasland films for almost eight years, I’ve seen the power organized communities have,” said Fox. “That’s why we’re bringing this film to communities like Roanoke and Franklin County. We can’t build pipelines and power plants that will keep us burning fossils fuels for 50 more years. That change is going to happen at the community level.”
Preserve Franklin and Preserve Roanoke, both chapters of the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League (BREDL), are hosting this free screening to highlight their ongoing struggle against the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), a massive 42” pipeline that would transport fracked natural gas over 300 miles from West Virginia to the Virginia coast – much of it intended for export to foreign countries – while drastically lowering property values, threatening water and air quality, and posing a threat of catastrophic fires and explosions.
“We want to call attention to the injustice of forcing landowners and community members to accept a pipeline almost none of them want,” said Roberta Bondurant of Preserve Roanoke. “That’s why we’re hosting this event in partnership with Preserve Franklin.”
“We also want the public to be aware of the threat to our water, air and safety posed by the MVP,” said Mike Carter of Preserve Franklin.
The film screening will be at the historic Grandin Theatre at 1310 Grandin Road, Roanoke, Virginia, on Monday, March 28 at 7:00 PM. Admission is free. Director Josh Fox will attend the screening and will be available for questions during a Q&A session immediately after the screening.
A special after-screening party will be hosted by Local Roots, a restaurant near the theater, at 9:30 PM. Seating for this event is limited and reservations are required. Call 540-206-2610 for reservations.