‘Clean’ Energy’s Dark Side
The public is invited to attend a free screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary “Gaslands” at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach, 429 Cypress Street, at noon on Sunday, July 17.
This film, which won in the documentary category at the Sundance Film Festival, reveals the destructiveness of the fast-growing natural gas industry, whose producers rely on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to develop wells by injecting chemicals underground. In some rural areas as a result, once potable tap water spits methane and can catch fire.
Sassy Chinese Comedy Screens
A sassy independent Chinese film will be shown at South Coast Cinema Thursday, July 21, at 7 p.m. as part of the Laguna Beach Film Society.
“Red Light Revolution” is the story of Shunzi, an out of work cab driver whose wife has left him in tradition-bound China. The zaniness ensues when he starts an evening business selling adult toys in his conservative neighborhood.
Tickets are $15 at the door and $10 for students. Join society members for wine and appetizers at 6 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Community Room for $20. For more info: visit www.lagunaartmusuem.org. Email Joanne Story at firstname.lastname@example.org to join.