Directed by Todd Haynes
Sunday, September 18, 3 pm Cinema +
Tickets are first come, first served
“A tale of the horrors caused by capitalism and how it empowers people into other avenues of corruption.”—Kambole Campbell, NME
Dark Waters is inspired by a true story of one man—Rob Bilott—and his decades-long battle against big chemical companies who have been poisoning us and our communities.
Bilott, a tenacious attorney (played by Mark Ruffalo), is approached to take on a case by farmers who believe that PFAS, also known as Forever Chemicals, was dumped by Dupont in a nearby landfill destroying their fields and killing their cattle. While trying to expose the truth, he soon found himself risking his future, his family, and his own life. Co-starring Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, and Bill Pullman. 2019, U.S., DCP, 126 minutes. Rated PG-13.
Cinema + With a post-screening panel including Rob Bilott, Esq., Partner in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky offices of the law firm Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Elijah Yetter-Bowman, Director of Angel of Alabama and GenX: A Chemical Cocktail; Samantha Bauer, Engagement Producer, Ethereal Films; Jamie Lynn Young, PhD, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute; and moderated by Nima Kulkarni, Attorney and Kentucky State Representative, District 40.
Bilott will be signing copies of his book Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyers’ Twenty-Year Battle Against DuPont for sale in the Speed Cinema lobby before and after the event.
Co-presented with UNA-USA Kentucky Division, University of Louisville Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute, and University of Louisville Center for Healthy Air, Water, and Soil, Floyds Fork Environmental Association, and Rotary Club of Louisville. Additional supporters: UNA-USA Louisville Chapter, Teena Halbig, and Francis Aprile.