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The Oil Show - film program

Dortmunder U | 11/18/2011 - 03/16/2012

The Oil Show - Film program
each Friday at 20:00 in the exhibition (go to the exhibition here)

18 November 2011, 20:00
A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash
CH 2006, directed by Basil Gelpke, Ray McCormack, 94 min

25 November 2011, 20:00
Lessons in Darkness
DE 1992, directed by Werner Herzog, 50 min

02 December 2011, 20:00
The Oil Age 1 — A World Divided
The Oil Age 2 — A Time for Manipulation
FR 2009, directed by Eric Laurent und Patrick Barberis, 51 min + 59 min

09 December 2011, 20:00
Nigeria: And the Oil Spill Lasts Forever
FR 2011, directed by Yann Le Gléau und Sébastien Mesquida, 42 min
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
USA 2006, directed by Faith Morgan, 53 min, OmU

16 December 2011, 20:00
There Will Be Blood
USA 2007, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, 158 min

13 January 2012, 20:00
Crude Oil — The Films (The End of the Oil Age + The Curse of Oil)
2005, directed by Basil Gelpke, 2 x 31 min
On the Hunt for German Oil
2009, 29 min

20 January 2012, 20:00
With Cards on the Table: The Oil Production Peak
DE/FR 2010, ARTE, 12 min
No More Oil — Exercises in Case of Emergency
FI 2008, directed by John Webster, 55 min

27 January 2012, 20:00
The Fourth Revolution — Energy Autonomy
DE 2010, directed by Carl A. Fechner, 83 min

03 February 2012, 20:00
Episode III : Enjoy poverty
NL 2008, directed by Renzo Mar tens, 90 min, OengU

10 February 2012, 20:00
CA 2009, directed by Shannon Walsh, 76 min, engOV
Synopsis: Thanks to the Athabasca Oil Sands in Alberta, Canada is today the largest oil supplier to the USA. A trillion-dollar industry is invested in the degradation of these oil sands, producing a major environmental problem. For one barrel of oil up to four barrels of fresh water are used and then dumped, contaminated, into huge mountain ponds. The destruction of the local ecosystem is just one of many consequences.
Admission: free

17 February 2012, 20:00
FR 2011, Author: Lech Kowalski, 60 min.
(instead of "Revenge of the electric car," USA 2011)
Synopsis: Drawing on Internet images related to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, director Lech Kowalski deconstructs Robert Flaherty’s classic 1948 documentary "Louisiana Story" (a film originally commissioned by Standard Oil). "It‘s more of a graffitti-sort of defacing a previous film, writing on it and fucking it up in the context of history."
Admission: free

24 February 2012, 20:00
UK 2011, Author: Emma Goude, 50 min.
Synopsis: "In Transition 1.0" is the first detailed film about the Transition movement filmed by those that know it best, those who are making it happen on the ground. The Transition movement is about communities around the world responding to Peak Oil and climate change with creativity, imagination and humour, and setting about rebuilding their local economies and communities.
Admission: free

2 March 2012, 20:00
USA 2010, Author: Josh Fox, 104 min.
Synopsis: The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of „fracking“ or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a „Saudia Arabia of natural gas“ just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND.
Admission: free

9 March 2012, 20:00
CA 2009, Author: Peter Mettler, 43 min.
Synopsis: Shot primarily from a helicopter, film maker Peter Mettler‘s Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands offers an unparalleled view of the world‘s largest industrial and energy project. Canada‘s tar sands are an oil reserve the size of England. Extracting the crude oil called bitumen from underneath unspoiled wilderness requires a massive industrialized effort with far-reaching impacts on the ecosystem and climate.
Admission: free

16 March 2012, 20:00
USA 2005, Author: Alex Gibney, 109 min.
Synopsis: The name „Enron“ stands for the largest financial scandal in the history of the US. The energy company grounded its business on accounting fraud, causing an insolvency with 20.000 people losing their jobs. Until the very last moment, the responsible managers shamelessly enriched themselves at the expenses of their own employees, crushing 2 billion dollars of pension funds. The film Enron – The Smartest Guys in the Room reconstructs the details of the biggest company scandal in the economic history of the US.
Admission: free