NEPI Film Series features The End of Suburbia

By Jim Roth | Phillips Murrah P.C. | The Journal Record

[ OCTOBER 18, 2010 – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK ] – Free and informative? Can it be true? Yes, it is.

The National Energy Policy Institute, an initiative of the George Kaiser Family Foundation in collaboration with the University of Tulsa, will host a free film event, the second installment of its inaugural film series.

Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa, will be the site for this free film event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, and will feature the critically acclaimed documentary The End of Suburbia. Directed by Gregory Greene, the film examines the consequences of the United States’ relationship with foreign oil and the ways the formation of the nation’s urban landscape has been, quite literally, fueled primarily by petroleum.

This film will certainly give you something to ponder as you are sitting, idling in traffic twice a day during your commutes to and from the suburbs.

The End of Suburbia was released in 2004 and has been featured in many prominent American and Canadian film festivals, including the DC Environmental Film Festival and the Global Visions Film Festival.

In addition to the film, NEPI will host a presentation by Craig Immel, Tulsa-based land-use and energy specialist. Immel will share his experiences and expertise in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) urban-planning and neighborhood development. Audience members will be encouraged to ask questions after Immel’s prepared remarks.

The NEPI is dedicated to identifying economically and environmentally sound solutions to the challenge of reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil, and to building new businesses based on those solutions. For information, visit www.nepinstitute.org.

The NEPI is a great organization committed to engaging researchers, public policy makers and the public in all matters of energy. I hope to see you at this informative film.

NEPI’s Film Event – Wednesday

Film Start: 6 p.m.

Panel Start: 7:30 p.m.

While seating is limited, this is a free event and the public is encouraged to attend.

Jim Roth, a former Oklahoma corporation commissioner, is an attorney with Phillips Murrah P.C. in Oklahoma City, where his practice focuses on clean, green energy for Oklahoma.