7:45 pm: Panel Discussion including Aaron Woolf, Derek Hallquist and Christine David Hallquist
Denial: Every day our changing climate pushes us closer to an environmental catastrophe, but for most the problem is easy to ignore. David Hallquist, a Vermont utility executive, has made it his mission to take on one of the largest contributors of this global crisis-our electric grid. But, when his son Derek tries to tell his father’s story, the film is soon derailed by a staggering family secret, one that forces Derek and David to turn their attention toward a much more personal struggle, one that can no longer be ignored.
About the Speaker
Aaron is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has focused on the human dimension of government policy. He is the director and producer of the critically acclaimed film, King Corn, his sixth feature documentary, for which he was awarded a 2008 George Foster Peabody Award. His work has been released theatrically in the US, Europe and Japan and broadcast on PBS, the Sundance Channel, and numerous international networks including Italy’s RAI, ARTE, and Australia’s SBS. Woolf has also expanded on his documentary exploration of social issues in business and politics. In 2007 he opened Urban Rustic, a Brooklyn NY grocery specializing in locally sourced and organic foods and was the 2014 Democratic nominee for Congress in New York’s 21st district. He lives with his wife Carolyn and daughter Eloise in in Elizabethtown, NY.