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POWER STRUGGLE "Sneak Preview" Screening Benefit - Brattleboro, VT
Thu, November 3, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
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"Sneak Preview” Benefit Screening
A Film By Robbie Leppzer
In association with HBO and NHK-Japan
Original Music by John Sheldon
Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 7pm
(Doors open at 6:30pm)
Latchis Theater, 50 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
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General Admission: $20 advance // Preferred Seating with Donation // $25 at door // $10 for College Students (with ID) // Free for High School Students (No one will be turned away for lack of funds.)
6:00 - 7:00pm Reception with film participants in the Latchis Hotel Lobby.
Watch a 6-minute film trailer at:
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin will speak at a “Sneak Preview” benefit fundraiser screening of POWER STRUGGLE, a new 104-minute feature-length documentary film, which chronicles the grassroots political battle to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, at the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro on Thursday, November 3 at 7pm.
After 7 years in the making, local area filmmaker Robbie Leppzer’s film shows how citizen activists and elected officials - alarmed at increasing safety issues at Vermont Yankee - took on the federal government and one of the biggest nuclear power companies in America for the right to have a voice in the future of one of the country’s oldest operating nuclear reactors. The film is also a warning about the toxic legacy of high-level radioactive waste that will remain on the banks of the Connecticut River indefinitely into the future.
POWER STRUGGLE is an inspiring story of democracy in action, about whether citizens’ voices will be heard against big moneyed interests, and what people in our local area are doing to make a difference for a safe and sustainable energy future.
The 104-minute documentary captures engaging perspectives on all sides of the nuclear controversy, including Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen, Vernon’s State Representative Mike Hebert and other elected officials, former Entergy Corporation spokesperson Larry Smith, federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials and area activists who speak passionately for and against nuclear power. Original music composed and performed by John Sheldon.
POWER STRUGGLE is directed and produced by long-time Pioneer Valley independent documentary filmmaker Robbie Leppzer and his Wendell, MA based production company Turning Tide Productions, in association with HBO and NHK, the largest television network in Japan.
Before the screening, an informal reception will take place from 6:00 to 7:00pm with film participants in the Latchis Hotel Lobby.
Following the screening, director Robbie Leppzer will speak and conduct a question-and-answer session, along with film participants including nuclear engineer turned whistle-blower Arnie Gundersen and Maggie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education and activists from various grassroots groups that took part in the decades-long movement to close Vermont Yankee.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
The screening is a benefit fundraiser to help us raise funds to complete the exhibition master and to launch a national grassroots film tour for POWER STRUGGLE. Tax-deductible contributions can be made at:
Donors who make a contribution before the event will receive preferred seating. Please first purchase your ticket for the "Sneak Preview" screening. Afterwards, when you make your donation to help us launch the film, please email (robbie AT turningtide DOT com) to specify which screening you bought a ticket for. (Please also write a note in the pop-up window after you press the "DONATE" button).
ABOUT THE FILMMMAKER
Robbie Leppzer is an award-winning independent documentary filmmaker who has directed more than thirty independent film, video and public radio documentaries over the past forty years for national and international distribution. (He got an early start when he was 18, as a student at Hampshire College.)
His critically acclaimed feature-length and short documentaries, as well as commissioned television news magazine segments, about contemporary social issues and multicultural themes have been broadcast internationally by CNN International, NHK, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; and broadcast nationally in the United States by HBO/Cinemax, PBS, CNN, Sundance Channel, HDNet, Link TV, Free Speech TV, National Public Radio, and Pacifica Radio.
For more information: www.PowerStruggleMovie.com and www.TurningTide.com.