Special Showing

Dark Waters

Saturday, February 22 at 2pm

With David Bond, Associate Director of Center for the Advancement of Public Action at Bennington College

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Dark Waters

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Pullman

Dark Waters tells the shocking and heroic story of an attorney (Mark Ruffalo) who risks his career and family to uncover a dark secret hidden by one of the world’s largest corporations and to bring justice to a community dangerously exposed for decades to deadly chemicals.

Corporate environmental defense attorney Rob Bilott (Academy Award-nominee Mark Ruffalo) has just made partner at his prestigious Cincinnati law firm in large part due to his work defending Big Chem companies. He finds himself conflicted after he’s contacted by two West Virginia farmers who believe that the local DuPont plant is dumping toxic waste in the area landfill that is destroying their fields and killing their cattle. Hoping to learn the truth about just what is happening, Bilott, with help from his supervising partner in the firm, Tom Terp (Tim Robbins), files a complaint that marks the beginning of an epic 15-year fight—one that will not only test his relationship with his wife, Sarah (Hathaway) but also his reputation, his health and his livelihood.

  • Director: Todd Haynes
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 2 hours 6 minutes
  • Genre: Drama