Dark Waters

  • Screening Dates: 23rd July, 6pm  //  30th July, 8 pm
  • Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Pullman
  • Directed by: Todd Haynes.
  • Running time: 126 mins
  • Rating: M


“Dark Waters,” stars Mark Ruffalo as Robert Billott, a Cincinnati, Ohio attorney for Taft Stettinius & Hollister, a firm that represents major corporations, including DuPont, one of the world’s most powerful chemical manufacturers. Through personal ties, and against the wishes of his own colleagues, Billott decides to help a lowly cattle farmer from Parkersburg, West Virginia named Wilbur Tennant [Bill Camp]. His cows have been getting sick, going insane, and dying off at an alarming rate, and he’s convinced it’s because DuPont poisoned the nearby water supply. He’s right, of course, but proving it won’t be easy, nor will establishing a chain of intentionality that might make DuPont liable for cleanup and restitution.