It's taken a while, as it often does with independent films, but Josh Tickell's excellent Fuel film is finally coming to theaters. So go see it this weekend if it's playing near you! The movie is set to open in New York and other select cities tomorrow (September 18). Hopefully a wider roll out will follow, although of course it helps if bodies fill those first seats.
As we've mentioned before, Fuel took the 2008 Audience Award for documentary at Sundance -- and it's not hard to see why. Tickell is thoughtful, earnest and immensely likable, as well as accessible. His film is the result of his 12-year journey of discovery and hard work, in which he tries to change his own life as well as the world by finding cleaner, greener solutions to our transportation needs. The film is far reaching and biting in it's commentary, yet it isn't preachy. It certainly isn't dry.
Fuel crackles with energy and heart, and it's definitely one of the better environmental films to come out in recent memory. So vote with your feet and check it out.
Folks in NYC can take advantage of this special opportunity:
When: Monday September 21st, 2009
Time: 7 PM
Location: AMC EMPIRE 25 | TIMES SQUARE
234 West 42nd St.
New York, NY
Here's a description of this event from The Green Book:
We have created rolling tour to NYC with some really cool components. A Toyota Prius called now the Algaeus- to go on 150MPG on Algae- this has never been done, ever, ever! And in a similar vein, this is the first car to run on synthetic algae fuel made for a gasoline engine. (very similar to the Veggie Van being the first vehicle to cross the country on veg oil), an eco-class room made from a Bluebird Cummins 1988 School Bus and we call it, THE BIG GREEN ENERGY BUS that will go around the US to classrooms sharing about energy efficiency, water efficiency, fuel alternatives and all sorts of eco initiatives, as well as a fleet of tour vehicles that run on biodiesel to help haul our 28 ft blow up screen and also an electric motorcycle from a local company, Zero Motorcycles.
The BIG GREEN ENERGY BUS runs on solar panels & bio diesel as well as outfitted with a generator (running on biodiesel), a dual flush toilet, LEDs, a gray-water system that grows vegetables & herbs and other eco products like the floor of the bus made from recycled tires.
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