Mar 14

Straight from Canada’s Tar Sands Oil Fields, The American Documentary Film Festival Presents OIL SANDS KARAOKE.

Straight from Canada’s Tar Sands Oil Fields,
The American Documentary Film Festival Presents
OIL SANDS KARAOKE.

Oil Sands Karaoke is a fascinating (and funny) documentary set in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada in the heart of the Athabasca oil sands. The Athabasca oil sands (also called tar sands) is one of the most controversial oil mining operations in the world. Environmentalists hate it, and hate the damage the surface mining operation does to the local environment. Oil companies, conversely, love it, because the amount of bitumen (heavy crude) contained in the fields is estimated to be able to produce as much petroleum as the entire world’s reserves. The profit potential is staggering. As a result the area has become a boom town for people looking for good jobs and a high salary. The work is hard and the hours are long. The weather is harsh and the social life is sparse, AND everyone who works there must cope with the knowledge that many people worldwide — even friends and family — object, sometimes quite strenuously, to what they do for a living.  How do they cope? With karaoke of course!

 Oil Sands Karaoke is a fascinating (and funny) documentary about five Fort McMurray oil patch workers  who are competing to win a karaoke contest at Bailey’s, the local pub. Oil Sands Karaoke will make you laugh, make you want to sing along with the contestants, and make you re-examine your assumptions about oil workers (and karaoke singers).

Oil Sands Karaoke is a story, and a film, that’s not to be missed. And it includes an appearance, and a performance, by Iceis Rain, one of the films most flamboyant contestants.

Screening: Fri. Mar 28, 2014 at 7:00pm PDT

Camelot Theatres, Aud #12300 E Baristo Road, Palm Springs CA 92262

Tickets: Visit the Camelot Theatres Box Office or http://www.showclix.com/event/3814008