Office of Sustainability to host movie night

Mesquite Village West lawn - 10/19/17 - 10/25/17

Contact: Julie Navejar or 361-593-2590

The Office of Sustainability at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host Movie Night at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, on the lawn of Mesquite Village West. The featured film will be How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change, by Josh Fox, who was nominated for an Academy Award as director of his film, Gasland.

In the film, Fox continues his deeply personal style as he travels to 12 countries on six continents investigating climate change. The film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences of climate change and asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away? 

About Josh Fox

Fox is best known as the Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning writer/director of Gasland Parts I and II. He is internationally recognized as a spokesperson and leader on the issue of fracking and extreme energy development.

The featured film, How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016. Gasland premiered at Sundance in 2010 and it received the Special Jury Prize for Documentary. In June of 2010, it premiered on HBO to an audience of three million homes and was seen by over 250,000 audience members in its 250 city grassroots tour.

Gasland was nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for best documentary and won a 2011 Emmy for best non-fiction director.

Fox is the founder and producing artistic director of the International WOW Company, a film and theater company that he founded in 1996 that has performed across the United States, Europe and Asia. He has written/directed/produced five feature films, six short films, including The Last Drop and The Sky is Pink and over 25 full-length works for the state, which have premiered in New York, Asia and Europe.