The Hollywood Reporter called the Above All Else "an inspiring, dramatic and very timely eco-doc." The Austin Chronicle said: "Above All Else is a devastating, beautifully shot portrait of an intimate, deeply personal struggle embedded with broad implications, from indigenous peoples’ tribal autonomy to permanent climate change. It’s a movie everyone should see."
In short, the documentary (director: John Fiege) shows how one man enlists the help of neighbors and activists to keep the tar sands of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from crossing his land. The film, which was shot in rural East Texas, premiered last year at the SXSW Film Festival. It won the award for Best North American Documentary at the Global Visions Festival and a Special Jury Prize at the Dallas International Film Festival. The Laemmle Playhouse will screen the documentary next Thursday. Ticket reservations required.
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What: Above All Else (a documentary)
When: Thursday, January 22, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Laemmle Playhouse, 673 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena