Along with The North American Clean Energy Tour
I love it when big things happen locally to me. The Admiral Theater in West Seattle is proud to present the only Seattle theatrical premiere of FREEDOM, the jolting new documentary that takes a hard look at America’s perilous and unsustainable addiction to foreign oil on Saturday, August 6th at 7 PM. The documentary, which focuses on a surprising solution to America’s oil dependence, is from the filmmakers of the award winning Sundance documentary FUEL. I plan to attend and I am partway through FUEL, available to stream on demand on Netflix.
In a move that harkens back to the grand old days of showmanship, the husband and wife FREEDOM filmmaking team of Josh and Rebecca Tickell are embarking on a three month, 30+ city North American Clean Energy Tour in a fully customized Freedom Bus, a “green” constructed, highly energy efficient vehicle that will park at movie theaters playing the film. The FREEDOM Bus (@Freedom_Film on Twitter) will be open to the public for free and will showcase the latest biofuel-efficient, advance fuels and wind, solar and water technology. They’ll be filming webisodes of The FREEDOM Drive! Come participate, debate and be inspired…
FREEDOM features an eclectic array of personalities, including former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former NATO commander Wesley Clark, singer/songwriter Jason Mraz, (who scored the film), international author Deepak Chopra, and such “green” actors as Ed Begley, Jr. (seriously one of my favorite people!!), Amy Smart, and Michelle Rodriguez.
FREEDOM invites audiences to not just get mad, but to get motivated, offering serious fuel for thought for empowering people with knowledge and inspiring social change. The film explores the role that Ethanol plays as a homegrown alternative that will boost the domestic economy, create jobs and reduce our need to rely on dangerous and unstable parts of the world for our fuel. There is widespread agreement that America needs to wean itself off oil yet Ethanol has become a lightning rod of controversy. An anti Ethanol coalition made up of both big oil and radical environmentalists stokes the fires of that controversy every day. Debate rages on the pros and cons of Ethanol but what is the truth?
Both Josh and Rebecca Tickell will be available after the film for an audience Q&A. Tickets are $10.00 for the exclusive screening and can be bought at the Admiral starting Friday, August 5 or through Brown Paper Tickets. Or donations can be made at the door. You can RSVP for the event on Facebook here.