Event Date: Jun 27, 2012
Free Film Showing
Discussion time to follow
Wednesday (06/27/12) 6:00pm
At The Book Parlor
1425 W. Broadway Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
THE LAST MOUNTAIN is a spellbinding tour along the frontlines of America's most spirited battle over the environment and the economy. Set deep in the heart of Appalachian West Virginia, this consciousness-raising film captures a rowdy band of citizens as they try to stop a giant coal company from blowing up a pristine mountain for its coal. A tale of greed and courage, folly and forward-thinking, THE LAST MOUNTAIN is brimming with the coal hard facts and vivid testimony from the hardscrabble people whose lives are intertwined with coal.
Featuring environmental activist and lawyer Robert Kennedy Jr. and the stunning visuals of Appalachia, THE LAST MOUNTAIN is informative, stirring, and most importantly, inspiring (Hollywood Reporter). Not only a searing indictment of America's energy policy, this powerful film also points the way to a brighter, greener future.
Coal is an issue directly impacting Spokane as uncovered trains loaded with dirty coal (coal that is not allowed to be used in the U.S.) are coming through Spokane from mines in MT and WY on their way to the coast to be shipped to China. Spokane is a bottleneck for the trains so we'll be seeing a lot of these trains.
The Book Parlor