Erin Brockovich (2000)
Julia Roberts received an Academy award for her role as Erin Brockovich in this David vs Goliath thriller that dramatizes the true story of how one woman “brought a small town to its feet and a huge company (PG&E) to its knees.” The film also garnered Oscar nominations for co-star Albert Finney, director Steven Soderbergh, writer Susannah Grant, and as Best Film. It is the story of a brash, twice-divorced mother of three who uncovers moral and legal corruption and persuasively pressures her boss to initiate a corporate pollution law suit in the small, unincorporated community of Hinkley, located in the Mojave Desert.
Since the movie’s release Erin Brockovich continues her work as an environmental activist. She travels the country as an inspirational speaker, and is a “voice for those who don’t know how to yell.” According to her website (brockovich.com), she helps people who have suffered because of environmental contamination and fights to help everyday Americans right corporate wrongs.
Poisoned drinking water, in the US and globally, continues to be a major news story. Enjoy watching Julia Roberts and Albert Finney win this one. Sponsored by Sustainable Rossmoor, the film screens Wednesday, January 11 at 7 pm in the Peacock Theater.
Sustainable Rossmoor’s Film Series
Each month we highlight a film that inspires or advocates for environmental causes around the world. We choose films that educate us about the breadth and depth of sustainability and prompt us to make better choices. For a complete listing of upcoming films read more here. All movies will be shown in the Peacock Theatre on the second Wednesday of each month at 7pm. English subtitles will be shown whenever available.