LAST CALL AT THE OASIS
Green Screen Environmental Series: We continue our Green Screen Environmental Series into the Winter, bringing three critically acclaimed documentaries to Chicago. This series focuses on environmental pollution caused by corporate interests – and the various ways citizens are fighting back. The films explore an array of environmental topics such as food, ocean and water scarcity, pollution and garbage policy, environmental activism, nuclear waste, and more; offering both global perspectives and possibilities for improving our planet.
Doors open at 7pm // Suggested Donation: $8
From the company that brought us An Inconvenient Truth; Food, Inc.; and Waiting for “Superman,” Last Call at the Oasis presents a powerful argument for why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century. This shocking investigation into the world's water crisis draws upon the work of scientists and activists including the real Erin Brockovich. Academy Award-winning director Jessica Yu offers interviews and hard evidence to bolster an urgent message: The fresh, clean water that H2O-hogging Americans take for granted will not last forever. Moreover, the supply is both shrinking and being polluted faster than most of us realize. Experts chiming in alongside Brockovich including hydrologists, biologists, grassroots water activists, bottled-water opponents and a PR firm trying to market eco-conscious recycled water to skeptical consumers make it clear why the film is titled Last Call, not Wake-Up Call - it’s already too late for that. (Directed by Jessica Yu. USA, 2012, 105 min)
This film will also screen as part of the Chicago Filmmakers Screening Program on Wednesday, January 16th // 7:30pm @ Hokin Hall at Columbia College Chicago - 623. S. Wabash Ave. Screenings at Hokin Hall are supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Chicago Filmmakers' programs are also supported by The MacArthur Fund at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation.