SCREENING – “Houston We Have A Problem”
251 S. Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
Thursday, July 29, 2010 – 5:15,7:00,9:30 PM
Director/Producer Nicole Torre has gathered exclusive interviews
with an A-list cast of Texas oil barons, Wildcatters, and top
executives, including the former president of Shell Oil, the
chairman of BP Capital, Sen. Harry Reed, the US Senate Majority
Leader, Van Jones, Founder of Green for All, and Middle East
adviser Joanne Herring, who married the founder of Enron and was
the basis for Julia Roberts’ role in Charlie Wilson’s War. A must
see film at this time in history.

HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM stands out in the surge of films that
address “green” issues. It takes a close examination inside the
energy capital of the world to see America’s dangerous appetite for
oil consumption. Today, in the midst of unsolvable wars, global
warming, recession, peak oil, and oil spills, the world’s energy
demand continues to skyrocket. The U.S. energy demand alone is
predicted to go up 50% in the next 20 years. Hear the confessions
of oilmen, who work in the trenches every day, scrambling to feed
America’s ferocious appetite.
The film traces the history of oil drilling in America and how the
United States came to rely on foreign oil, from the Texas oilmen
themselves, tracking Congress’ empty promises for alternative
energy since the 1970s. The energy policy of the USA has only been
a strategy of defense, not offense, problems (like the recent Gulf
disaster, an inevitable tragedy) that extend far beyond profit,
politics, and party lines. However, a new form of “Wildcatting” in
alternatives is changing the oil industry and the country. HOUSTON
WE HAVE A PROBLEM brings both sides together, seeking solutions,
making it clear that we must embrace all forms of alternatives in
order to save the planet and ourselves.
There will be a rooftop reception with wine and beer throughout the