WWR will be talking with Laura Israel about her movie-WINDFALL
WINDFALL director Laura Israel grew up in New Jersey and after earning a degree in film from NYU, she edited music videos for Lou Reed, Keith Richards, David Byrne, New Order, Patti Smith, Ziggy Marley, Sonic Youth and many others. Laura has worked as photographer/filmmaker Robert Frank’s editor for nearly two decades; the films have screened all over the world and won many awards. This is Laura Israel's first film as director, and she was named one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film.
WINDFALL is an eye-opener that should be required viewing for anyone concerned about the environment and the future of renewable energy.
"CRITIC'S PICK! Urgent, informative and artfully assembled. The film's implications are clear: The quest for energy independence comes with caveats. Energy companies remain eager to plunder nature's bounty in pursuit of profit." - Andrew Webster, The New York Times
"I thought wind energy was something I could believe in. Windfall has taken the wind out of my sails." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A sublimely cinematic documentary, 'Windfall' is thoroughly engaging, educational and entertaining. It proves, once again, that the best nonfiction cinema possesses the same attributes as good fiction: Strong characters, conflict, story arc, visual style." - John Anderson, The Wall Street Journal
"Fascinating, insightful, and fair… An intimate portrait of one New York community in heavy battle." - Stewart Nusbaumer, Huffington Post
"Emotionally charged human conflict that results in a genuine cliffhanger." -Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
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