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INDIAN POINT IN THE PRESS

A Fascinating Look at One of America’s Most Controversial Power Plants in the TV Premiere of ‘Indian Point” March 11 ...

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.

RALPH NADER RADIO HOUR: "Going Nuclear" (September 3, 2016)

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.

WNYC - HERE'S THE THING: "Nuclear Safety Isn't Just About Who Has the Codes" (August 2, 2016)

The former chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Gregory Jaczko, tells Alec Baldwin about safety threats to the nation's aging ...

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: "Fukushima in New York? This Nuclear Plant Has Some Regulators Nervous." (July 29, 2016)

A new documentary explores the fight around Indian Point Energy Center in the wake of Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: "Indian Point' sagely examines the nuclear power debate from all sides" (July 21, 2016)

"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

HUFFINGTON POST: "Indian Point’ — Documentary On Problem-Plagued Nuclear Plants Is Out" (July 20, 2016)

"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...

UNDER THE RADAR MAGAZINE: "Indian Point" (July 20, 2016)

Acclaimed documentarian Ivy Meeropol’s film focusses on the nexus between the NRC, the nuclear industry, and anti-nuclear campaigners.

WENEWS: "Movie Reviews: Indian Point" (July 8, 2016)

"[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

COUNTERPUNCH: "The Indian Point Nukes: a Disaster Waiting to Happen" (July 18, 2016)

"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

CRAIN'S: "New Yorkers express fears of Indian Point nuclear power plant at documentary screening" (July 11, 2016)

"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

THE NEW REPUBLIC: "Could Fukushima Happen Here?" (July 8, 2016)

"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

ROGEREBERT.COM: "Indian Point Movie Review & Film Summary" (July 8, 2016)

"***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

EARTH ISLAND JOURNAL: "New Documentary Investigates Nuclear Power from New York to Fukushima" (July 8, 2016)

"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

WOLF ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE: "Indian Point" (July 8, 2016)

"[A] fascinating, very timely documentary." - William Wolf, Wolf Entertainment Guide

NEW YORK TIMES: "Review: Is the Indian Point Nuclear Plant Safe? Nobody Knows" (July 7, 2016)

"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

FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL: "Film Review: 'Indian Point" (July 7, 2016)

"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

VILLAGE VOICE: Indian Point Documentary Review (July 6, 2016)

"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

TRUSTMOVIES: "Nuclear living (and dying): Ivy Meeropol's INDIAN POINT... (July 6, 2016)

"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

SPIRITUALITY & PRACTICE: "Indian Point:' Arguments for and against the nuclear power industry and its regulatory agen...

"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

EFF: "Photos from the EFF Summer Screening of Indian Point - Environmental Film Festival" (June 25, 2015)

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.

WJLA ABC 7 News - Let's Talk Live: "Director Ivy Meeropol talks 'Indian Point" (June 23, 2015)

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.

THE PLEASANTVILLE DAILY VOICE: "Westchester Community Foundation Presents Indian Point Documentary" (June 23, 2015)

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.

PEOPLE'S WORLD: "More highlights of progressive cinema from Tribeca" (June 23, 2015)

NEW YORK - This is our third in a series of reports from the Tribeca Film Festival. Over 101 feature films were chosen from over 3000 submissions! Including shorts, 161 films were shown on 23 screens. This is a massive undertaking. And like most major film festivals there's always a generous selection of films with progressive content.

THE MARIN POST: "Indian Point: A Nuclear Energy Flash Point" (May 15, 2016)

"No matter your position, Indian Point is your opportunity to consider an environmental issue that is virtually censored." - Don Schwartz, The Marin Post

Indiewire: "Hot Docs Screens Documentaries by Strong Women, About Strong Women" (April 28, 2015)

The spontaneous, seemingly spring-loaded standing ovation that erupted at the end of Jessica Edwards' buoyant bio-pic "Mavis" Sunday night at Hot Docs here in Toronto, made a couple of things very clear: One, it's a terrific movie. And, two, this year the girls are definitely in the mix.