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FILM SCREENINGS

  • Houston We Have a Problem

    2009. USA. Nicole Torre. 84 min.

New York premiere

Saturday, February 20, 2010, 3:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Houston We Have a Problem

    2009. USA. Directed by Nicole Torre. Houston We Have a Problem steps inside the energy capital of the world to reveal the hard truths about oil—from the mouths of Texas oilmen themselves. For decades American presidents have cried the woes of our nation’s addiction to foreign oil, and hollow campaign promises project an independent, sustainable future. Yet the truth is that American energy policy has traditionally been a strategy of defense, not offense. We are a divided nation fighting a cold war on energy, and both Wall Street and Main Street have no idea what to do. We will see a new form of Wildcatting in alternatives, and learn that many oilmen believe that being shackled to cheap oil is only destroying our empire. Many old-timers realize that the oil industry must change, advising that it is going to take everything to meet America’s future energy needs. This film examines the unbridled exploits of the crude and makes it crystal clear that we must change our addiction in order to save ourselves. 84 min.