The Last Mountain Movie: Bringing Mountaintop Removal To A Theatre Near You
Friday, May 13th, 2011
A Sundance Official Selection, The Last Mountain is described as, “…a passionate and personal tale that honors the extraordinary power of ordinary Americans when they fight for what they believe in. The Last Mountain shines a light on America’s energy needs and how those needs are being supplied. It is a fight for our future that affects us all.”
Determined to bring the film’s message to every corner of the country, Director Bill Haney and the film crew worked to secure theatrical distribution. Their efforts paid off –Dada Films picked up The Last Mountain, making it the first mountaintop removal documentary to enjoy a nationwide theatrical release.
Haney was inspired to make the film because of “the heroic quality of the people of Appalachia. In an interview with Appalachian Voices he explianed, “I met these people who are so inspiring and want to protect their heritage and use their right to the democratic process. But the fact is that 2/3 of the folks in Coal River don’t want mountaintop removal, but all of their politicians do. This is not democracy and these people are fighting to see it. They are fighting to maintain their cultural heritage and the land they rely on–these glorious beautiful mountains.”
iLoveMountains.org is excited to go on the road with The Last Mountain. We will be present at many of the showing across the country to funnel the passion that the movie is sure to inspire into action. Please support the fight to end mountaintop removal by going to see the film. The length of movie’s run is dependent on how well it does the first weekend it opens, so bring at least three friends with you on opening weekend. If you want to get a big ol’ group of friends to the show, get more info here.
This film is a great way to introduce mountaintop removal to the masses and is sure to compel new voices to join our movement.
Please view the schedule of this film and go see the film or contact Kayti (at) iLoveMountains.org for more information about the possibility of bringing this film to a theatre near to you!