INDIAN POINT IN THE PRESS
LOS ANGELES – March 7, 2017 – AXS TV is taking viewers inside one of America’s most controversial power plants in the television network premiere of the 2015 Magnolia Pictures documentary INDIAN POINT on Saturday, March 11, at 10pE/7pP. The broadcast is in recognition of the 6th Anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster and comes on the heels of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s January announcement that Indian Point Energy Center will close by April of 2021.
Filmmaker Ivy Meeropol tells us what it’s like inside a nuclear power plant with her documentary “Indian Point.” And S. David Freeman tells us about how activists convinced the power company PG&E to shut down the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant in central California.
The former chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Gregory Jaczko, tells Alec Baldwin about safety threats to the nation's aging ...
A new documentary explores the fight around Indian Point Energy Center in the wake of Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster.
"In a world where unabashed advocacy documentaries are thick on the land, Ivy Meeropol's expert 'Indian Point,' an evenhanded look at the issues surrounding nuclear power, is a welcome exception." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Indian Point" is a film about the long problem-plagued Indian Point nuclear power plants that are "so, so risky -- so close to New York City," notes its...
Acclaimed documentarian Ivy Meeropol’s film focusses on the nexus between the NRC, the nuclear industry, and anti-nuclear campaigners.
"[A] well-researched and timely investigation about whether nuclear power production is safe…See this film for the full picture, especially if you live near Buchanan, which is just 35 miles north of New York City." - Jennifer Merin, WeNews
"The plants constitute a disaster waiting to happen threatening especially the lives of the 22 million people who live within 50 miles from them." - Karl Grossman, Counterpunch
"The film offers a look inside the power plant, located 35 miles from midtown Manhattan on the Hudson River. In addition to speaking with several anti-nuclear advocates, director Ivy Meeropol gained unprecedented access inside the highly guarded plant... With more than 50 million people living in close proximity to the facility, the Indian Point Energy Center's continued operation has stoked a great deal of controversy in the surrounding community, including a vocal anti-nuclear contingent concerned that the kind of disaster that happened at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant could happen in New York." - Addie Morfoot, Crain's New York
"By the movie’s end, it’s hard to escape the sense that while the plant’s on-the-ground staff appears highly competent and committed to retrofitting the plant for as long as required, Indian Point is still doomed... the moral valence here-- the feeling that nuclear power, no matter how diligently monitored, contains the seeds of its own inevitable catastrophe -- overrides all." - Jacob Silverman, The New Republic
"***Ivy Meerpool’s engrossing documentary profiles local activists and journalists... Even as it evokes terrifying dangers, the movie holds out hope." - Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com
"Like a cinematic sleuth, Meeropol doggedly pursued the different threads of the saga. If Woodward and Bernstein 'followed the money' during Watergate, Meeropol followed the radiation, so to speak. In a balanced yet bold, unflinching way, Meeropol proves once again in 'Indian Point' that the personal is political, and reveals that controversies swirling around nuclear power are anything but a tempest in a teapot." - Ed Rampell, Earth Island Journal
"[A] fascinating, very timely documentary." - William Wolf, Wolf Entertainment Guide
"Ms. Meeropol is steadfast in providing both sides of the story. In the end, 'Indian Point' is a good overview of the issues, with insights into the problems of regulating the industry." - Ken Jaworowski, The New York Times
"Indian Point takes a broad view of the facility, finding room for industry spokespeople as well as activists, and including information about the three previous significant nuclear power plant accidents at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima. Meeropol's coup was to get footage of the interior of Indian Point." - Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"Nuclear power is incredibly efficient... but highly dangerous if anything goes awry. That looming threat of danger pushes at the edges of the film, threatening rupture like a nuclear reactor. Someone needs to ask questions; here they are." - Diana Clarke, The Village Voice
"Slowly and quietly infuriating, 'Indian Point' should make its audiences think and think again about nuclear power as an answer -- or even an alternative -- to the world's energy needs." -James van Maanen, Trust Movies
"A rounded and realistic portrait of those activists who are angry about the danger posed by aging power plants." - Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice Magazine
Close to 200 people braved a thunderstorm to see our presentation of Indian Point at E Street Cinema on Tuesday. Following the screening, audience members participated in an engaging discussion with filmmaker Ivy Meeropol and film subjects Gregory Jaczko, former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Phillip Musegaas, Potomac Riverkeeper Legal Director.
Director Ivy Meeropol came to talk about the D.C. premiere of her movie, "Indian Point." She was joined by Phillip Musegaas, the Potomac Riverkeeper's Legal Director, who is featured in the film.
PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Westchester Community Foundation recently presented the documentary "Indian Point" at the Jacob Burns Film Center. Directed by Ivy Meeropol, "Indian Point" is a complex look at the controversial power plant. The film features interviews with activists, energy company executives, environmentalists and plant employees.
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"No matter your position, Indian Point is your opportunity to consider an environmental issue that is virtually censored." - Don Schwartz, The Marin Post
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