Power Struggle at the Academy of Music on October 23

POWER STRUGGLE at the Academy of Music on October 23 & Latchis Theater in Brattleboro on November 3

After 7 years in the making, local filmmaker Robbie Leppzer will hold two “Sneak Preview” benefit screenings of his feature-length documentary, POWER STRUGGLE, which chronicles the grassroots political battle to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. Frances Crowe, who is prominently featured in the film, will be honored in a personal tribute at the Academy of Music screening.

POWER STRUGGLE is an inspiring story of democracy in action, about whether citizens’ voices will be heard against big moneyed interests, and what people in our local area are doing to make a difference for a safe and sustainable energy future. The film is also a warning about the toxic legacy of high-level radioactive waste that will remain on the banks of the Connecticut River indefinitely into the future.

POWER STRUGGLE is directed and produced by long-time Pioneer Valley independent documentary filmmaker Robbie Leppzer and his Wendell, MA based production company Turning Tide Productions, in association with HBO and NHK, the largest television network in Japan. Original music composed and performed by John Sheldon.

Following the screening, director Robbie Leppzer will speak and conduct a question-and-answer session, along with nuclear engineer turned whistle-blower Arnie Gundersen and activists from various grassroots groups that participated in the decades-long movement to close Vermont Yankee.

Frances Crowe, who is prominently featured in the film, and who has been protesting “the splitting of the atom” since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, will be honored in a personal tribute at the Academy of Music screening.

To watch a 6-minute movie trailer, visit the website at www.PowerStruggleMovie.com.

Please invite your friends to the screening via the below Facebook event page links.

Northampton Screening: https://www.facebook.com/events/156183634823105/

Brattleboro Screening: https://www.facebook.com/events/2073765326180946

The Academy of Music screening is co-sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, Traprock Peace Center, Pioneer Valley Physicians for Social Responsibility, Climate Action Now, Nuclear and Carbon-Free Future Coalition of Western Massachusetts, and Smith College.

Help the filmmakers raise funds to complete the exhibition master and to launch a national grassroots film tour. Tax-deductible contributions can be made at: https://fromtheheartproductions.givecorps.com/projects/16691-documentaries-power-struggle

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