|Dear Governor Cuomo|
|Documents the concert/protest in Albany against hydraulic fracturing. w/filmmaker John Bowermaster & The Horseflies' Judy Hyman and Jeff Claus.|
Dear Governor Cuomo (John Bowermaster, United States, 2012; 70 min.) With the news that Governor Andrew Cuomo might lift the four-year moratorium against hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in New York state any day a concert/protest was organized on his doorstep in the state capitol of Albany. The event brought together scientists, musicians, activists and actors in a scripted night onstage inviting the governor to join the anti-fracking majority in his home state.
The film that resulted – written and directed by Jon Bowermaster, with musical direction by Natalie Merchant, “starring” The Horseflies, Mark Ruffalo, Melissa Leo, Joan Osborne, Citizen Cope, Medeski Martin and Wood and many more – is a cross between “The Last Waltz” and “An Inconvenient Truth,” equal parts message and music.
Sunday, April 7, 1:45 PM.