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Windfall (2012)



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Wind power... it's sustainable ... it burns no fossil produces no air pollution. What's more, it cuts down dependency on foreign oil. That's what the people of Meredith, NY first thought when a wind developer looked to supplement the rural farm town's failing economy with a farm of their own -- that of 40 industrial wind turbines. But when a group of townspeople discover the impacts that a 400-foot high windmill could bring to their community, Meredith's residents become deeply divided as they fight over the future of their community. With wind development in the United States growing annually at 39 percent, Windfall is an eye-opener for anyone concerned about the environment and the future of renewable energy. -- (C) First Run Featuresmore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 14, 2012
Box Office: $6.1k
First Run Features - Official Site


Chuck Coggins
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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (13)

The poignant, frightening and visually striking documentary "Windfall" places debate within a very human perspective.

Full Review… | March 1, 2012
Seattle Times
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A full-throated attack on wind energy, this feature by Laura Israel is one of the most surprising (and depressing) eco docs I've seen in years.

Full Review… | February 3, 2012
Chicago Reader
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[An] urgent, informative and artfully assembled documentary.

Full Review… | February 2, 2012
New York Times
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Ms. Israel's movie proves, once again, that the best nonfiction cinema possesses the same attributes as good fiction: Strong characters, conflict, story arc, visual style.

Full Review… | February 2, 2012
Wall Street Journal
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A veteran film editor making her first feature, Israel emphasizes the area's low-key beauty.

Full Review… | February 2, 2012
Top Critic

It's a microcosmic version of the political divisions - between left and right, environmentalists and free-marketers, corporations and citizens - that have virtually paralyzed our republic.

Full Review… | February 2, 2012
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