‘Gasland’ gets Oscar nomination

BY STACI WILSON

The documentary “Gasland,” directed by Josh Fox, received an Academy Award nomination Tuesday morning.

The film – which deals with natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing impacts – is one of five nominees in the Best Documentary (Feature) category.

Dimock Township residents, whose drinking water was affected by nearby drilling, are featured in Fox’s documentary.

“Gasland” received a Special Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

The film showed at the Montrose Theatre on June 8, 2010. Fox attended the local screening and answered audience questions after the showing.

Other Oscar nominees in the feature length documentary category include: Exit through the Gift Shop; Inside Job; Restrepo; and Waste Land.

The Academy Awards will be held Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theater, Hollywood, Calif., and will be broadcast on ABC.

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