Bright Lights: Cape Spin
Bright Lights series
Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle tells the surreal, fascinating, tragicomic story of the battle over America’s most controversial clean energy project. Cape Wind would be the U.S.’s first offshore windfarm…But strange alliances formed for and against: Kennedys, Kochs, and everyday folks do battle with the developer and green groups over the future of American power.
with filmmaker Robbie Gemmel '03
Thursday, November 29
Bright Family Screening Room
(located inside the Paramount Center)
With full access to both sides, a commitment to impartial storytelling and fueled by a satiric ‘revolutionary’ soundtrack, Cape Spin! is “a gripping and entertaining study of eco-capitalism and grassroots democracy”. “It proves that environmental films can be crowd pleasers, and not at all just about the environment.”
Robbie Gemmel '03, Producer/Director – Mr.
Gemmel is an award-winning filmmaker focused on environmentally
oriented documentaries and outreach campaigns. After graduating from
Emerson College with a BA in Visual Media Arts in 2003, he took a
position at the PBS series NOVA where he worked on four full-length NOVA documentaries and twenty-seven segments of NOVA ScienceNow.
Those programs received numerous awards, including an Emmy Award, AAAS
Science Journalism, CINE Golden Eagle, CINE Special Jury, and a
Population Institute Global Media Award for Best Documentary. In 2006,
Robbie was and associate producer for Saved by the Sun, a documentary for PBS/NOVA about solar energy, and The Future We Will Create: Inside the World of TED. Cape Spin and the Electron Project are currently his primary focuses.
Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts.
Seating is limited.
|Date & Location|
Date: 11/29/2012Location: Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Boston
Time: 7:00 PM