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Documentary “Deep Down” Comes to NCC November 18

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
Deep Down at NFA's Frank Arts Center on November 18th

Deep Down at NFA's Frank Arts Center on November 18th

Deep Down
Thursday November 18, 2010
Frank Center at NFA, Norwich
Free of charge
Doors: 6:00 pm
Movie: 6:30 pm

We are pleased to announce that NPU General Manager John Bilda will be on hand to lead a discussion and field questions related power consumption right here in our own area of Connecticut.

Deep Down puts a human face on the consequences of our environmental impact.

Any exploration of power production in America will lead to Appalachia, a region that has supplied our nation with coal for over a century. As America’s energy consumption rises, the extraction and burning of coal to meet these demands has dramatically altered the Appalachian landscape, economy, and culture. Mountaintop removal mining has stripped swaths of the ancient hills down into barren, flat-topped environmental catastrophes.

Coal is the number one industry here, with an enormous influence on local economies and people. Simultaneously, Appalachia as a region deserves our attention as a place of history, complexity, and change. It is time for us to look back to this “forgotten” region. We must trace the power lines from our homes to people far removed from our daily lives.

Watch the Deep Down Trailer

POSTPONED! Volver – Selected as NCC/NFA February Foreign Film – Feb 26, 2010

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
Due to bad weather, VOLVER will not be shown on February 27th. We have arranged a snow date for next Friday night. VOLVER will now be shown on Friday, March 5th.

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar. With Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas. After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn’t resolve during her life.

Where: The Ensemble Room in the Sidney Frank Center on the campus of the Norwich Free Academy (NFA).
When: Friday, February 26th at 7:00pm
Cost: $5 suggested donation per family