DARK WATERS tells the true story of an attorney (Mark Ruffalo) who risks his career and family to uncover the dark secret of environmental degradation hidden of by one of the world’s largest corporations, and to bring justice to a community dangerously exposed for decades to deadly chemicals.
Corporate environmental defense attorney Rob Bilott (Academy Award®-nominee Mark Ruffalo) has just made partner at his prestigious Cincinnati law firm in large part due to his work defending Big Chem companies. He finds himself conflicted after he’s contacted by two West Virginia farmers who believe that the local DuPont plant is dumping toxic waste in the area landfill that is destroying their fields and killing their cattle. Hoping to learn the truth about just what is happening, Bilott, with help from his supervising partner in the firm, Tom Terp (Academy Award®-winner Tim Robbins), files a complaint that marks the beginning of an epic 15-year fight—one that will not only test his relationship with his wife, Sarah (Academy Award®-winner Anne Hathaway) but also his reputation, his health and his livelihood.
PG-13, 126 min.
"Mark Ruffalo plays the lawyer who took on the Dupont chemical company in Todd Haynes' ominously gripping fight-the-power corporate exposé: a drama that's about nothing less than the poisoning of American life." - Variety
"It's a David and Goliath story with a central figure who knows what's right and keeps chipping away, bit by bit, until he gets to the truth." - Detroit News
"Haynes also provides a sense of crushing dread--the kind of unsolvable paranoia these procedure-bound movies usually work to counter." - The Atlantic