Renew Rockland and Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., present a screening of the film “Peak Oil, A Love Story” (2016, USA) Thursday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m. The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Nelson Cole and the subject of his film, Iver Lofving.

Peak Oil is defined as the point in time when oil extraction reaches its highest level and then declines. For years, artist and Peak Oil activist Lofving has been happily spreading his message of energy apocalypse. Will we listen?

Lofving, originally from New York State, has lived in Skowhegan for the past 25 years. He is an artist and a teacher who draws on his experience, including living in Guatemala in the 1980s with the Peace Corps. He became obsessed with Peak Oil when one of his students told him about the website He still believes that it is one of the factors that is pushing us towards an uncertain future.

Cole, originally from Rockland, is a filmmaker who lives in Cambridge and works at the Tri-County Technical Center. His storytelling ability is evident in this film. He is working on a new film titled “The Day My Brother Robbed a Bank”; it will be filmed in Rockland and is a true story.

This event, sponsored by Friends of Rockland Public Library, Rockland Public Library and Renew Rockland, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 594-0310.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or