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"LAST CALL AT THE OASIS" with director Jessica Yu
Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 7:00pm
The Loft Cinema
"A sobering but somehow upbeat examination of the looming catastrophic global water shortage." - John Anderson, VARIETY
The new documentary 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. Illuminating the vital role water plays in our lives, exposing the defects in the current system and depicting communities already struggling with its ill-effects, the film features activist Erin Brockovich (who talks at length about the real-life Hinkley, California pollution case that was adapted into the popular film that bears her name), and such distinguished experts as Peter Gleick, Jay Famiglietti and Robert Glennon, University of Arizona Professor of Law and Public Policy, and author of Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It. Also featuring interviews with social entrepreneurs who are currently championing revolutionary solutions, the film posits that we can manage this problem if we are willing to act now.
Directed by Jessica Yu (winner of the Best Documentary Short Subject Academy Award for her film Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien), and inspired by the book The Ripple Effect by Alex Prud'homme, LAST CALL AT THE OASIS is the latest film from Participant Media, the company who brought you AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, FOOD, INC., and WAITING FOR SUPERMAN.
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SCIENCE ON SCREEN creatively pairs screenings of cult classics and contemporary narrative and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, medicine and technology. Each film is used as a jumping off point for the speaker to reveal current scientific research or technological advances, providing the perfect combination of entertainment and enlightenment!
SCIENCE ON SCREEN is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. SPECIAL THANKS to our community partners, The University of Arizona's College of Science and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.