The BP oil spill has us all thinking about how much environmental devastation and social upheaval we're willing to risk for inexpensive energy. A few years ago, the 2,700 residents of Haynesville, Louisiana, had to ask themselves the same question. The largest natural gas shale in the United States - 28 billion barrels - was found beneath Haynesville, and oil companies were prepared to basically buy up the whole town. Documentary filmmaker Gregory Kallenberg spent months in this rural township to make Haynesville: A Nation's Hunt for Energy, which follows three people - a single mom/environmental crusader, a preacher hoping to build a school with oil profits and a rural landowner considering selling his property for millions - as they struggle with the decision before them. Filmmaker Kallenberg will be present at both todays and tomorrow's screenings of Haynesvilleand will be available for Q&A sessions. Alamo Drafthouse West Oaks, 1000 West Oaks Mall. 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. For more information, call 281-920-9268 or visit www.drafthouse.com. $15.
July 14-15, 6 p.m., 2010