Last night Docurama Films feted the DVD release of Oscar short-lister GASLAND in snowy midtown Manhattan. Actor Mark Ruffalo, HBO’s Sheila Nevins, and New Video’s Susan Margolin joined filmmaker Josh Fox and producer Trish Adlesic. Guest speaker Albert D. Appleton, former NYC Commissioner of Environmental Protection, thanked the filmmakers for putting a human face on the headlining controversy over natural gas drilling in the U.S. Just this weekend, Governor Paterson signed a moratorium on the practice of “fracking” (or hydraulic fracturing) in New York. An excited Fox congratulated New York for becoming the first U.S. state to prevent gas drilling, while acknowledging the ongoing fight to protect our natural resources.
(Photos: New Video/Gianni Cipriano)