The JCC on 76th street and Amsterdam Avenue will host a free screening on Wednesday of “Dear Governor Cuomo,” a movie about the fight against fracking in New York state. It’s centered around a concert/protest in Albany.
After the screening, there will be a discussion with writer and director Jon Bowermaster. The film starts at 7 and you can preregister here.
Here’s the description from the movie website, and below that is a trailer.
“With the news that Governor Andrew Cuomo might lift the four-year moratorium against hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in New York state any day a concert/protest was organized on his doorstep in the state capitol of Albany. The event brought together scientists, musicians, activists and actors in a scripted night onstage inviting the governor to join the anti-fracking majority in his home state.
The film that resulted – written and directed by Jon Bowermaster, with musical direction by Natalie Merchant, “starring” Mark Ruffalo, Melissa Leo, Joan Osborne, Citizen Cope, Medeski Martin and Wood and many more – is a cross between “The Last Waltz” and “An Inconvenient Truth,” equal parts message and music.”