Directed by Laura Israel, and screening this week in Chicago at Facets Cinematheque, "Windfall" tells the story of residents of Meredeth, NY, a town of approximately 1500, many of whom are organic farmers and excited about the prospect of contributing to the proliferation of clean energy.
The residents agree to have wind turbines installed on their land, but soon learn that industrial wind farms have been associated with "health problems, accidents and damage to local ecosystems and wildlife." Adding to the residents' individual struggles, the existence of the turbines pits neighbor against neighbor threatening to break down the tiny community.
Fri., Feb. 3 at 7 & 9 p.m.
Sat. and Sun., Feb. 4-5 at 3, 5, 7 & 9 p.m.
Mon. to Thurs., Feb. 6-9 at 7 & 9 p.m.
Tickets: $9.00 general admission, Free for Facets members