Join us on Opening Night… Tuesday, March 14th @ 7 pm for ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, followed by a short talk with Josh Fox, award-winning director and documentary filmmaker. Reception will follow in the TBG Theatre lobby.
Josh Fox is best known as the Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning writer/director of GASLAND Parts I and II. He is internationally recognized as a spokesperson and leader on the issue of fracking and extreme energy development. In 2017 he was awarded his third Enviromental Media Association award for Best Documentary for his latest film How to Let Go of the World and Love Everything Climate Can’t Change, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016, toured the world theatrically and was released on HBO in June.
Throughout 2016, Fox traveled around the US, working extensively as a surrogate for Senator Bernie Sanders and was appointed a member of the campaign’s NY Platform Committee. Working alongside Bill McKibben, Nina Turner, Ben Jealous, Susan Sarandon, Jane Kleeb and Dr. Cornel West to pass an historic climate amendment to the Democratic Platform which addressed carbon pricing, the phasing out of natural gas power plants, community involvement and adopting the Keystone XL climate standard for all federal energy projects. Fox maintains close relations with Senator Sanders as the Creative Director for Our Revolution, an organization which Sanders started at the conclusion of the 2016 Democratic primaries.
He is also the founder and producing artistic director of the International WOW Company, a film and theater company that he founded in 1996 that has performed across the US, Europe and Asia. Josh has written/directed/produced five feature films, six short films and over twenty-five full-length works for the stage, which have premiered in New York, Asia and around Europe. For his theatre work, Josh has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, five MAP Fund Grants, a Drama Desk Nomination, and an Otto Award, among others.
Josh has cumulatively toured his films to over 450 cities giving speeches, lectures and question and answer sessions with his environmental film work. As an authority on the issues of contamination resulting from fossil fuel extraction, Josh has appeared on the Daily Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, The Keith Olbermann show, PBS Now, CNN, Democracy Now, MSNBC, CBS and NBC Nightly News as well as numerous other TV and radio appearances.
In 2010 Josh was awarded the Lennon Ono Grant for Peace by Yoko Ono, and in 2014 received the honor of having a street named after him in the town of Aujac, France, the region where the French anti-shale-gas movement was born.
GASLAND premiered at the Sundance film festival 2010, where it was awarded the 2010 Special Jury Prize for Documentary. In June of 2010 it premiered on HBO to an audience of 3 million homes, was seen by over 250,000 audience members in its 250 city grassroots tour. The film was nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for best documentary, and won a 2011 Emmy for best non-fiction director among numerous other awards. For many, this film was their introduction to the extreme energy extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” Legendary actor Jane Fonda once remarked that GASLAND, “woke me up” to the impacts of fracking and the climate crisis overall.
GASLAND Part II premiered on HBO July 8th, 2013 won the 2013 Environmental Media Association award for Best Documentary, the Best Film at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival and was given the Hell Yeah Prize from Cinema Eye honors. Students from the Barrow Group and other New York film schools won’t want to miss his discussion.
Tickets to Opening Night can be purchased here.