Monthly Archives: January 2011

It’s Sundance Film Festival Time

As many of you know I am a Sundance Festival fan-I love indie films, the Sundance Institute, and Utah.  This year it runs Jan. 20- 30th with again a roster of the newest and brightest films and documentaries.   I always look forward to the new environmental movies, and this year there are again two big hits of major controversy.

In the past we saw “The Cove”, the daring expose on the yearly, mass, dolphin killing in Japan which has stopped since the film came out-yay!   “Gasland“, the thought provoking inside look at the fracking issue which is debating as we speak right in our own backyard.  And of course “FUEL”-the eye opening saga of our oil addiction and all that is behind it.

Watch the trailers for two new eco films this year:

Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness”  A docu-drama about the massive devastation of thestrip mining of  Lost Mtn. in Kentucky.  So far 500 Appalachian mountains, 1 million acres of forest, and 200 miles of streams have been ruined and destroyed.   Every night we here in NY turn on our lights-it began in Kentucky-something to think about.

The second;  “If A Tree Falls”.   A film focusing on the Earth Liberation Front-known as ELF; and one activist charged with eco-terrorism.   A thought provoking and debatable film, but a film of great heart providing a different look at the lengths a true environmentalist will go to save the planet.
Go to the Sundance Festival site to see the entire line-up of films in all categories.

Enjoy,  Lynn