Hop Film

How To Blow Up a Pipeline

May 26, 2023

This event occurred as part of the 22/23 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

A group of young people plan and execute a radical act of self-defense against the fossil fuel industry.

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How To Blow Up A Pipeline - Official Trailer - In Theaters April 7


Propulsive and taut, How to Blow Up a Pipeline is true to its title. Radicalized by climate anxiety and the environmental degradation that is their inheritance, a ragtag group of twenty-somethings from different walks of life decide direct, explosive action is the only option left if they're to reclaim a more hopeful future. The film unfolds as an intense procedural through the planning and execution of their desperate sabotage. Adapted from Andreas Malm's treatise of the same title, with the cinematic pleasures of a heist film and the ideological assuredness of a manifesto, How to Blow Up a Pipeline is a statement of climate activism as self-defense.

With opening remarks from students with Sunrise Dartmouth and wine and cheese available at 6:15 pm in the BVAC atrium.

D: Daniel Goldhaber, US, 2023, 1h44m

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Spring Films

“Tense and tightly plotted, How To Blow Up A Pipeline is existentially terrifying but not nihilistic. It’s an exciting, humanist eco-thriller that figures there’s still time to take action—but only so much.”

Kambole Campbell, Empire
American Fiction
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Not to be missed, our Hop Film Events this spring take us behind the scenes and offer us sneak peeks, with exciting guests including actor Sharon Washington '81 and HBO showrunner Steve Warren '82.

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Black Family Visual Arts Center
22 Lebanon Street
Hanover, NH

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