Marquee Theater, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St.

In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar®-nominated film GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level (in 32 countries worldwide). GASLAND PART II shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing our nation today. The film argues that the gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth’s climate with the potent greenhouse gas, methane. In addition the film looks at how the powerful oil and gas industries are in Fox's words "contaminating our democracy."

Following the film, join a discussion led by John Stauber (author, Toxic Sludge is Good for You) and Steve Horn (DeSmog Blog).

View a trailer of "Gasland 2" here

Co-sponsored by Citizens Climate Lobby, Clean Wisconsin, Crawford Stewardship Project, Madison Environmental Group, F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture, Four Lakes Group Sierra Club, Sierra Student Coalition, 350 Madison, and the Wisconsin Energy Institute.

The film will be preceded by a related event organized by Clean Wisconsin @ 5pm:

Dr. Henry Anderson, Chief Medical Officer, State of Wisconsin, “Boom & Bust: Exploring the Health & Environmental Effects of Frac Sand,” Fluno Center, Skyview Room, 601 University Avenue.

SOCIAL CINEMA explores important contemporary social topics from critical perspectives. Each screening is followed by a discussion of the issues explored in the film.  The series is free and open to all.  

The 2013 Social Cinema Film Series is made possible by a grant from the Evjue Foundation and is supported by the Edgewood College COR Program. The series is organized in collaboration with the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee. For the complete 2013 lineup, visit