Green Screens and Independents Night presents Red Gold Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
The planet’s largest remaining sockeye salmon runs are at the headwaters of the Kvichak and Nushagak Rivers in Bristol Bay, Alaska, where mining companies Northern Dynasty and Anglo American want to extract what may be the richest deposit of gold and copper in the world. Colorado filmmakers Ben Knight and Travis Rummel spent more than two months in Bristol Bay, documenting the tension between mine officials who say they can leave the salmon’s habitat untouched and local fisherman who oppose any digging. A local issue takes on national implications in this beautifully photographed take on big business’s affect on an indigenous way of life, one that will not exist if the salmon don't return with Bristol Bay's tide.
Filmmakers Ben Knight and Travis Rummel, co-producer and Trout Unlimited Alaska conservationist Lauren Oakes and Craig Michaels, Watershed Program Director at River Keeper, will join Independents Night and Green Screens curator Marian Masone on stage to discuss the issues raised in the film.
After the screening, enjoy hors d’oeuvres prepared by acclaimed chef Peter Hoffman (Savoy, Back Forty) comprised of sustainable ingredients and wild salmon provided by Ocean Beauty.
2008 Mountainfilm in Telluride, Best Director, Audience Choice Award
2008 Banff Mountain Film Festival, Audience Choice Award for Best Film
With nearly 400 chapters from Maine to Alaska, Trout Unlimited is a grassroots conservation organization preserving and restoring North America’s coldwater fisheries and watersheds. For more information on what you can do to support this important cause, visit Trout Unlimited, Red Gold's official site or Save Bristol Bay. About Green Screens
The Film Society’s Green Screens program addresses through film the vital environmental concerns of global warming, the safety of our food supply, sustainable living, and more. Green Screens is programmed by Sharon Bahus, Isa Cucinotta and Marian Masone.
About Independents Night
Independents Night showcases New York premieres of American documentaries every other month at the Walter Reade Theater, making it one of the city’s foremost venues for non-fiction work. Independents Night is programmed by Marian Masone.
Buy Tickets Tue Jan 6: 6:30
$8 senior (62+)
$7 Film Society members & students (with ID) and children (ages 6-12, accompanied by an adult)
Online service charge: $1.25 per ticket ordered. Cash only transactions at the box office.