September, 2012

September 17, 2012 – Buellton, CA

Parks Plaza Buellton Theatre
515 McMurray Rd.
Buellton, CA 93427
Showtime 7:15pm
Q & A to follow with Producer/Director Mark Mathis

September 18, 2012 – Lompoc, CA

Lompoc Theatre
227 West Barton Avenue
Lompoc, CA 93436
Showtime 7:00pm
Q & A to follow with Producer/Director Mark Mathis

September 19-20, 2012 – Santa Barbara, CA

Metro 4 Theatre
618 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Showtimes: 5:00pm and 7:30pm
Q & A to follow after each show with Producer/Director Mark Mathis

September 26, 2012 – Tyler, Texas

Liberty Hall Theater
103 E. Erwin
Tyler, TX 75702
6-7pm Reception at Jake’s Restaurant (next door to the theater)
7 – 8:30pm Screening of spOILed
8:30pm Q&A with director Mark Mathis


April, 2012

April 9-12, 2012 – Dallas, TX

AMC Dallas Northpark 15
8687 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75225
Showtimes 5:00, 7:30
Q & A to follow all shows with Producer/Director Mark Mathis


April 16-19, 2012 – Tulsa, OK

Tulsa AMC Southroads 20
4923 East 41st Street
Tulsa, OK 74135
Showtimes 5:00, 7:30
Q & A to follow all shows with Producer/Director Mark Mathis


Previous Showings of spOILed

March, 2012

March 6-8, 2012 – Austin, TX

AMC Barton Creek
2901 South Capital of Texas Highway
Showtimes 5:00, 7:30

March 30, Montana State University-
Billings, MT

MSUB Campus – Library 148
College and High School Student ONLY
1500 University Dr.
Billings, MT 59101
Showtime 6:30
Q & A to follow with Producer/Director Mark Mathis

March 30, 31 and April 1, 2012 –
Billings, MT

Carmike Wynnsong 10
2456 Central Ave.
Billings, MT 59102
Showtimes 2:30, 5:00, 7:30
Q & A to follow all shows with Producer/Director Mark Mathis

February, 2012

February 2, 2012 Salt Lake City, UT (Private Showing)
February 7 – 9, 2012
Midland, TX
Hollywood Tall City 14
4915 W. Loop 250 N
Showtimes 2:30, 5:00, 7:30

February 16, 2012 Houston, TX (Private Showing)
February 24, 2012 NAPE Conference Houston, TX

February 28 – March 1, 2012
Odessa, TX
Hollywood Theaters – Permian Palace 11
4101 E. 42nd Street
Odessa, TX 79762
Showtimes 2:30, 5:00, 7:30

January 2012

January 26 & 27 2012 Kansas City, MO (Private Showing)

December 2011

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Westminster, CO
AMC Westminster Promenade 24
12/6, 7, 8
5:00pm and 7:30pm

Dec. 6 Only – special Q and A with Filmmaker Mark Mathis after each showing!

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Highlands Ranch, CO
AMC Highlands Ranch 24
12/6, 7, 8
5:00pm and 7:30pm

Dec. 7 Only – special Q and A with Filmmaker Mark Mathis after each showing!

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Denver, Colorado
AMC Cherry Creek 8
Thursday 12/8
5:00pm and 7:30pm
Special Q and A after each showing!

November 2011

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Santa Maria, CA
November 2
Edwards Santa Maria 10 – 7:00
1521 S Bradley
Mark Mathis will be in attendance

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Bakersfield, CA
Nov 4 – 10
Edwards Bakersfield Stadium 14
9000-G Ming Avenue

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Albuquerque, NM
Century Rio 24
November 11/15-16
Special Q and A after each showing!


24 Responses to “Screenings”

  1. Julia Parrino George says:

    When will it be shown in Denver?

  2. Gary Patterson says:

    Let me know how I can help get this shown in the Dallas area.

  3. Dustin says:

    Saw the documentary yesterday afternoon in Farmington and there was a great turnout. It is accurate, informative, entertaining and only biased towards the facts.

  4. Martin Kral says:

    Going to see it in Roswell NM on the 26th. I also posted a discussion session on FreedonConnector (part of FreedomWorks) to invite all the members to also see the movie over the next two days.

    • Martin Kral says:

      There were only about 25 people (mostly women) at the 2:30 showing. I was very disappointed at the turnout because more seniors should have been there. It is a great summarization of the issues surrounding oil. I personally did not learn anything new because I have been studying NWO and Agenda 21 for some time. There was a catchy phrase that I liked; oil is green. The oil footprint is actually less than the alternatives that are being tried.

      • Perry T says:

        There were about 30 people at the Wednesday evening showing, mostly couples including several elected officials. Actually, I think our children need to see this important film; they are the ones that may suffer the consequences of America’s current energy policies . . . or the lack of such policy.

        • Martin Kral says:

          Terry, You are absolutely right. I was thinking of getting the DVD when it is available and see if the schools might be interested. I am not to optimistic about the Public School System because it is always so hard to convince them to try something new, but it might be received at private schools, home schools, youth organizations (scouts), etc. Our kids have no idea what it is like to live without oil.

          I went to my first Tea Party meeting last week and they were asking for presentation ideas. Agenda 21 came up but I didn’t know about this movie yet. I posted a discussion topic on If your interested in a discussion on the spOILed movie, you could join the network of other concerned citizens in SENM. I just joined myself recently hoping to find other interested in discussing the future of our country in A-political setting. I am also registered on the forum.

  5. Allie says:

    Can’t wait to see it in Denver!

  6. Denis Foley says:

    Why isnt spOILed available on NETFLIX yet ? Gaslands is.

  7. Doug says:

    After attending last night’s Denver showing, I think this is a great education for the general public that is uninformed and negatively influenced by the mainstream media about the oil & gas industry. The movie would be an eye opener for most of this group.
    I thought your attempt to remain unbiased was generally successful. Personally, I would go further and argue that the oil & gas industry has done more to build our modern lifestyle and manage environmental destruction than any other industry. A great topic to debate for sure.

    Last night’s showing was presented at the Denver Petroleum Club, and I sensed that most of the energy industry audience was familiar with much of the film’s content. I thought it is a good “oil & gas 101″ class that I could recommend to those that need a greater appreciation for fossil fuels in every thread of American life. The comparison to Haiti was excellent–a way of life you can experience without oil & gas consumption.

    Discussing with colleagues that have seen the film, we tend to agree that a presentation of energy economics was left out of your film. This becomes complex very quickly which is probably why you didn’t get into it. The concept is that higher energy prices–through whatever cause–will be the ultimate driver of energy supply and demand solutions through free enterprise. Both traditional and alternative energy technology economics would improve and create tremendous opportunities though innovation. This is where the US has excelled throughout its history. Only artificial government interference of energy markets will ultimately cause energy shortages and catastrophe scenarios.

  8. Suzanne says:

    I’ve been in the business since 1977 and my work experience paralleled the statements made in the movie. Finally, small oil and factual statements made about this industry. YEA!!! Thank you for making this movie and you did a great job making it funny too.
    Suzanne Allexan

  9. Shari says:

    Just saw the movie boy was it an eyeopener. Everyone I mean everyone needs to see this. The part about Haiti and Dominecan Republic was an eyeopener. Gives people a lot to think about.

    • Mark Mathis says:

      Yes, the Haiti/Dominican Republic example is proving to be the segment that people remember most. Poor countries, the ones that don’t have or cannot afford fossil fuel use are the most environmentally devastated places on the planet. Short of other nations taking on Haiti as rehab project, many parts of Haiti will have to be abandoned. Even if the world pumped untold billions into the country it would take decades for it to recover. It’s a very sad situation, and worst of all, it could have been avoided just like in the Dominican Republic, with some natural gas stoves.

  10. Patrick says:

    I saw this movie Thursday night in Denver and was a bit disappointed. There was enough political bias evident in the film that its message will be lost on many of those who need to hear it. Too bad. Some other things detracted from the story. Thing 1: Though it was on the screen only briefly, I’m pretty sure the map depicting the geographic extent of the Niobrara play was totally wrong. Thing 2: was the claim made that only 2000 acres of ANWR would be developed for oil and would produce millions of barrels per day? That doesn’t seem to add up: at 5-acre spacing with each well producing 1000 bopd that would be only 400k bopd. Thing 3: the mocking in the film of several public figures’ truly idiotic statements regarding the energy industry mutes the impact of the point being made: that our politicians need to be better educated. Lastly, I thought the film would have benefited from more time letting John Hofmeister expound on national energy policy, or lack thereof, which is indeed a serious looming issue.

    • Mark Mathis says:

      We welcome your input and criticism, even though much of it is off base. Item number one, you are correct that the Niobrara is not placed properly. We are in the process of fixing this error. Please remember I am not an oil/gas insider and have never worked in the business. We have compiled an enormous amount of data and on this particular formation we got hold of a bad map. In the context of the film it’s a minor error to be fixed and the point being made is still completely valid. Item number two, my statement to Sen. Bingaman was that ANWR could produce “a million barrels of oil per day…potentially,” not “millions”. Bingaman did not contest this accurate estimate. As far as landmass disturbed the figure we used is generally accepted by people promoting and opposing development. Item number three, there was no “mocking” in the film. We set out to make an irreverent, entertaining, accurate film. You will notice that the point of our humor hit pretty much everyone of all political stripes. You are correct in that many of our politicians need to be “better educated.” However, my experience in making this film is that most of these politicians are not suffering from a lack of knowledge or education (clearly, Pelosi is), but from a greater loyalty to those who keep them in office than to serving the interests of the American people. We have no compunction about pounding on all of those conservative politicians who support ethanol or commuter rail. The feedback from people who have seen spOILed has been amazingly positive. Most of the people really enjoy the lighthearted humor that is found throughout the film. We believe this humor will allow us to pull in an audience that would otherwise not be interested in an antiseptic presentation of our relationship to oil. Finally, political bias? You’ll need to be more specific. The film is biased toward truth and reality. If conservative politicians are doing better recognizing what’s true and real than Democrats are then that’s the truth we must reveal. Some Democrats have a decent handle on energy reality. And some Republicans are sacrificing the interests of America out of self interest (as with Ethanol). spOILed just calls BS on all the deceivers and seeks to educate and inform a public that desperately needs to know the truth.

  11. Tim C says:

    Good reply to Patrick. To bad many folks want to put their own perceived ‘spin’ on
    something REGARDLESS of the facts. People want to use hearsay as fact because it’s easier and it takes them too much effort to do research to learn for themselves what is truly happening. Happens more and more as this country’s educational system continues to deteriorate.

    Looking forward to seeing the movie when it comes to Midland, Texas.
    May want to purchase a copy for a liberal and misinformed relative.

    ps I like the phrase ‘Oil is green’. Can’t believe we haven’t started using it sooner and more often.
    Personally, I plan to do so.

  12. C Piovesan says:

    Thank you for producing this, please keep marketing it extensively. After showing this in oil towns, please try to market this film in the areas of the country that don’t “get it”.
    I never understood why factory workers in the auto industry vote democratic just because they are in unions. If people don’t drive their SUV’s and pickups, they won’t have jobs or unions…

    Please take this film to all the outlying affiliated oil dependent business towns too. It’s obvious that anyone that drives a car, or purchases anything made with plastic or chemicals needs to watch this.
    The oil industry employees millions and impacts the daily lives of even more.

    Oh,,, and most of all, please take this to the Hollywood gang who really don’t “get it.” Do the spOILed 1% still drive their cars?

    Keep up the good work, and send a copy to Michael Moore,,, (a 1%’er)

  13. Alexander T. says:


    I’ve just now been reading this site – page by page and comment by comment. I’m gratefully enjoying the well-reasoned and honest feedback from you and several of the commentators. I’m an industry professional working for a small independent (we’re about 25 years old, and I’ve seen us grow from about a dozen folks to about 12 dozen folks) based out of Houston with operations in TX, OK, LA, FL, WV & potentially in ND & MT. Regrettably, I missed last evening’s screening in Houston but heard great things from attendees – especially that it was thought-provoking and engaging. I will get the DVD and share the information with those in my circle of influence. I believe I will be better positioned to make a thoughtful assessment of your movie once I view it. I earnestly anticipate I will accomplish that soon.

    Thank you for taking on this urgently important issue that has a powerful & lasting impact on so many levels America’s existence and that of the world.

    Best regards,
    Consultant, Artist… Student, Mentor… Indian, American… Christian, Human

  14. jesse says:


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  16. Karen says:

    Do you have plans to market the DVD, to the general public through larger sites such as Amazon, Netflix, etc, so that the people who may be interested in your documentary or evidence can more easily view the film? I promised friends and family I would watch it, but don’t want to drive hours out of town to try to catch a showing, and I don’t like investing the $25.00 for something I may really not like. Nevertheless, a promise is a promise. Are you coming to the Panhandle of Texas or to Santa Fe or Albuquerque, NM anytime soon? Apparently you have positively influence students of petroleum engineering that you’re presenting the absolute and indisputible truth, so help you God. I’m always waiting with an open mind to see if the information is well-researched, scientific, credible and peer-reviewed. Thanks for your comments.

  17. Ian says:

    Please play in the Northeast. Pittsburgh perhaps? Large audience, historically uninformed on energy (not growing up with it), would be interesting to learn.

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