‘The Ethanol Effect’

Screens 6 p.m. Friday, March 31 at Emagine Novi. Tickets are $10.

From Iowa’s farm fields to Washington’s corridors of power, and from the algae-choked surface of the Great Lakes to the poisoned depths of the Gulf of Mexico, “The Ethanol Effect” investigates the human, environmental and political costs of growing and refining corn for ethanol in America. The film is a collaboration between Detroit Public TV and David Biello, an award-winning environmental journalist and author.

After the film: Lester Graham, reporter for Michigan Radio and the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, interviews director Bill Kubota.

Year: 2016
Running time: 1 hour
Rating: Not Rated
Director: Bill Kubota
Writer: Bill Kubota, Aaron Martin, David Biello
Cinematographer: Doug Susalla
Editors: Jordan Wingrove
Producers: Aaron Martin
Production company: Detroit Public TV