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UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Fracking film featured tonight

Tom Jackson • Sep 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Pribanic is busy promoting his new documentary, “Triple Divide,” which takes a close look at the effects of fracking on Potter County in Pennsylvania.   

The tour will include a free screening of the movie in   Sandusky on Sept. 27 at Harlequins Community Theatre, also featuring a question-and-answer session with the filmmakers, Pribanic and his partner, Melissa Troutman.   

Pribanic said he’s grateful to Harlequins for providing a place for the screening. “We think it’s a hidden treasure for Sandusky and Ohio, being the oldest running community theater in the state,” he said.   

Pribanic and Troutman were the guests Friday on “Between the Lines,” at  sanduskyregister.com. Watch the program in the player below   

“I’m thrilled with the chance to   come back home and show the people of Sandusky what we’ve uncovered about the fracking process,” Pribanic said.   

As fracking grows in Ohio and other states, the experiences of states such as Pennsylvania are instructive, Pribanic said.“‘Triple Divide’ is a springboard for discussion about the real impacts from fracking, and it’s a forewarning for states like Ohio,     New York and California,” Troutman said.   

“Triple Divide” is narrated by actor Mark Ruffalo, who received an Academy Award nomination for his role in “The Kids Are All Right” and who is known for portraying The Hulk in “The Avengers,” which was partially filmed at NASA Plum Brook Station in Perkins Township and in Cleveland.    Ruffalo has spoken out against fracking in television appearances.   

Pribanic said that, through an intermediary, they contacted Ruffalo and asked him to take a look at the film. “He quickly got back to us,” Pribanic said. “He said he loved the film and he’d be more than happy to help out and get involved and narrate different parts.” Ruffalo turned out to be relaxed and down-to-earth, Pribanic said. “Mark was very open to the whole process and very flexible and easy to work with, actually,” Pribanic said. A 10-date tour of the film in Ohio launched Tuesday. The Ohio dates are the beginning of a national tour that will cover eight states.  

Want to go?

WHAT: Free screening of “Triple Divide”   

WHEN: 7 p.m. Sept. 27   

WHERE: Harlequins Community Theatre, 414 Wayne St., Sandusky   

MORE: Question-and-answer session with the filmmakers will follow the screening.

Click HERE for other Ohio dates

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