Dark Waters runs from Monday, January 13 thru Wednesday, January 15. It screens Monday thru Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Theatre. Runtime: 2h6m. PG-13.
Join Us for a Special Event following Wednesday’s 7pm screening
WHQR Reporter Vince Winkel moderates a Q&A with Emily Donavan, co-founder of Clean Cape Fear, an alliance formed to protect water quality in the region. Donavan has testified before Congress twice regarding DuPont/Chemours poisoning the drinking water supply for those downstream of the Fayetteville, NC Chemours facility. She recently participated in a Washington Post Live panel discussion with actor Mark Ruffalo and lawyer Rob Bilott. Please join us after the screening. No additional ticket/fee required.
Inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney (Mark Ruffalo) struggles to punish the DuPont chemical corporation for dumping toxic waste in West Virginia water where a dark secret connects a growing number of unexplained deaths. In the process, he risks everything – his future, his wife (Anne Hathaway), and his own life - to expose the truth.
“Issue-oriented movies aren't uncommon, but this essential drama feels starker and truer than most; it's patient, unafraid, and stripped of any kind of hollow self-congratulations.” Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
“Bilott's story is a serious one and demands a responsible retelling. Fortunately, Haynes finds a way to do so without mistaking such a weighty task as an excuse to be plodding or bone-dry procedural.”
Barry Hertz, Globe and Mail
For ticket information, call the Thalian Box Office, Monday - Saturday, 2PM-6PM, 910-632-2285 or visit at 310 Chestnut Street. Advance ticket purchase available – no extra charge to purchase in advance by phone or in person at the Thalian Box Office. Tickets are also available at the Thalian Hall Website. Admission is $7 (+ tax and $1 ticketing fee).