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The Age of Oil — 100-plus years of astonishing economic growth made possible by cheap, abundant oil — could be ending without our really being aware of it. Oil is a finite commodity. At some point even the vast reservoirs of Saudi Arabia will run dry. But before that happens there will come a day when oil production 'peaks,' when demand overtakes supply (and never looks back), resulting in large and possibly catastrophic price increases that could make today's $60-a-barrel oil look like chump change... Visit

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Comment by David MacLeod on July 18, 2009 at 10:01pm
David X used to organize movie nights at the Public Market for Sustainable Bellingham. But hosting movie nights in homes could be great neighborhood awareness raising events - as long as we focus on inviting our neighbors, rather than just TW members. I've wanted to do this for a while, but have never found the time.
Comment by Stephen Trinkaus on July 18, 2009 at 9:57am
Another approach could be a movie night at someone's house. Fertile Ground has been having them about once a week or so. It's more informal, a great way to socialize and get to know our neighbors and our neighborhoods, and much less work to organize. I would be willing to help organize this, but my house would not be an appropriate venue. If anyone is interested in this idea, please conact me.
Comment by Kate Clark on July 17, 2009 at 11:08pm
We have been talking with the Pickford folks about the as yet unreleased in the US, "The Age of Stupid". Check out the trailer posted on the wiki or just search the title on the internet. Stars Peter Postlewait, one of my favorite english actors...and is not a documentary but a dramatization of the guy left in 2055. Looks very powerful.

I think a TW film festival is an excellent idea!
Comment by Stephen Trinkaus on July 17, 2009 at 9:37pm
David - maybe a Transition Whatcom movie festival is in order?!?
Comment by David MacLeod on July 17, 2009 at 9:25pm
This is an excellent movie, both for its content and its production values. One of the top 3 'peak oil' movies, alongside The End of Suburbia, and What a Way to Go. I believe they have all of these available at Film is Truth.

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