Tuesday, January 17, 2006

"The End of Suburbia"

BETHLEHEM - The SouthSide Film Institute will present the acclaimed and controversial documentary The End of Suburbia on Thursday, January 19 at 8:00. The screening will be followed by discussion with a leader in urban development. Deja Brew café will host the event at 101 W. 4th Street, South Bethlehem. Admission is free, and refreshments will be available.

The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream explores the current American way of life and our future prospects, as the global demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip the supply. Produced by the Post Carbon Institute, the film has been lauded by critics and film festivals as "shocking" and "fascinating." The darkly humorous documentary has most recently been recognized with the "Environmental Vision Award" by the Putnam County Film Festival, NY. Canadian director/writer Gregory Greene created the film to provoke discussion about what he sees as the coming energy crisis and what the populace can do about it. Information may be found online at http://www.endofsuburbia.com/ and www.ssff.org.

Who: SouthSide Film Institute invites anyone to attend this free screening
What: The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream – an honest, darkly humorous documentary film (80 min.) followed by a discussion led by a leader in urban development.
Where: Deja Brew, 101 W. 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA, 610-865-2739
When: Thursday, January 19 8:00 PM