"Doesn’t disguise its political agenda, and in an era of wishy-washy ‘both-siderism,’ this comes as a much-needed and ideologically meaningful relief.” - Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, AWFJ.org

“A nervy eco-thriller that doubles as a persuasive piece of activist messaging, Daniel Goldhaber’s film vibrates with urgency.” - Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair

Tuesday, March 19, 6:00 p.m. | A group of young environmental activists based in West Texas devises a bold strategy: they decide to detonate an oil pipeline at two crucial points, with the intention to make their voices heard. Throughout their preparations and in discussions, they delve into the ethical justification of extreme measures in confronting the climate crisis, grapple with the notion of terrorism, and consider the effectiveness of property damage and sabotage as tools in activism. Director Daniel Goldhaber's adaptation of Andreas Malm's work, "How to Blow Up a Pipeline," presents a high-stakes eco-thriller fueled by captivating and intricate antiheroes.

Awards & Nominations

Winner - 2022 Winner Political Film Award, Hamburg Film Festival
Nominee - New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize, Palm Springs International Film Festival

Cli-Fi Lecture SeriesThis series will screen a wide range of historical and contemporary Cli-Fi films, including science fiction, narrative, and experimental films, as well as blockbusters, in order to explore how they encourage us to see, understand, and respond to the escalating crisis of climate change. All screenings followed by lecture from Shawn Michelle Smith and Oliver Sann. View full series.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu