“The Truth Has Changed,” a new theatrical work by Josh Fox, Emmy winner, Oscar nominee and director/narrator and producer of Gasland, will be presented, by Fox, at Cornell University’s Bailey Hall at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24.
Tickets are FREE and will be available at the ticket office at Willard Straight Hall on Aug. 22 for Cornell students and on Aug. 23 and 24 for students and the general public. Ticket office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We anticipate that there will be some tickets available at the door. All seats are general admission and doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Please note that this event will be filmed by Fox and entry to the event includes permission to be filmed.
A leader of and hero to the environmental movement, Fox made fracking a household word. His depiction of fracking’s excesses fuels the activism that is fighting fossil fuel use and climate change. Fox’s films were a major factor in New York State’s decision to ban fracking.
Utilizing his skills as a master storyteller, the show chronicles Fox’s experience as a first responder during 9/11, the fracking wars, the relentless smear campaigns against climate scientists, the BP oil spill, hurricane Sandy, the sweat lodges of Standing Rock, the catastrophic heating of our planet, the 2016 election and much more. Throughout, he examines the downward trajectory of our democracy, the dark forces that influence our political process, the twisting of facts to portray an alternate reality, and the data collection on all of us by social media, governmental agencies and others. To address these concerns he optimistically stresses smart citizen action and participation in government, especially through voting.
After Fox’s Ithaca performance he takes his show to New York City on 9/11 where it will be filmed by HBO. Then he hits the road to battleground states and performs until the election. The Truth Has Changed will be released in 2019 as a feature film.