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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Must-See Film "Trouble the Water" Opens in Santa Fe on Friday

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By all accounts, Trouble the Water is one of the most important, critically acclaimed, riveting and well-made non-fiction films of the year. You can help make sure it has a real chance to get its message out in New Mexico by attending a screening this weekend in Santa Fe.

From Tia Lessin & Carl Deal, Directors/Producers, Trouble the Water: Just days from now, we will be voting in what might be the most important election of our lives. Trouble the Water, opening this Friday in Santa Fe, is a film that shows exactly what's at stake, what we are fighting for and why. (See movie trailer below the break.)

Poster_large The film is a true story about a remarkable couple in New Orleans surviving not only deadly hurricanes, breached levees and armed soldiers, but also a government that has repeatedly failed them.

Like Fahrenheit 9/11, the film we produced four years ago, Trouble the Water is a powerful reminder of why we fight for change. In the words of journalist Naomi Klein, "This is a transformative film -- one of the most powerful and illuminating documentaries of our time. It boils with rage, sadness, love, hope, reality. It's not about a hurricane, it's about America."

The film, winner of the Sundance Grand jury prize this year, features voices and a that can lead us through these difficult times, into the polls, and help us imagine a better future.

Trouble the Water will be opening this Friday, October 31st at The Screen at CSF, 1600 St. Michael's Drive in Santa Fe. Tickets can be purchased online right here.

Keep the Film Running
But it's only booked for one week at The Screen at CSF. The number of people that turn out this weekend will determine whether the film is held over for another week. So please make a plan to see the film the New York Times called "one of the best American documentaries in recent memory" and Time Magazine called "[A]n endlessly moving, artlessly magnificent tribute to people the government didn't think worth saving."

Trouble the Water trailer

If you aren't sure if voting this time around matters, see this movie! And if you know anyone who thinks it doesn't matter if they vote this year, take THEM to see it. And if you just want an entertaining break from the drone of the pundits and the polls, this is a great way to spend 90 minutes of your day.

Log on to www.troublethewaterfilm.com to learn more about the film and what people are saying about it, and you'll see what we mean.

P.S. If you would like to bring a group, or set up an event at your theater to help get out the vote in your community like so many others have done all over the country, please contact your theater directly for their group sale policy: 505.473.6494.

October 30, 2008 at 12:16 PM in 2008 General Presidential Election, Film | Permalink


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