In promotional YouTube videos you can see cameo appearances by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, his spokesperson Aaron Pickus and Cary Moon, director of the People's Waterfront Coalition. Grant Cogswell wrote a feature-length story in the Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger about how McGinn, Pickus, Moon and many others were carrying his vision of a more equitable and sustainable transportation system. They are featured in a monorail scene and are sitting in the background, chatting with other passengers. See more »
I'm not a reviewer but I felt compelled to add something here because the reviews I read by professional critics were completely disconnected to the experience I had in the theater.
I saw the film in NY and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's entertainment value I'd rate as good/very good. Where the film stands out, however, is in how it is value as an inspirational story of real life events and the fact is shmucks like ourselves can have an impact in an election in a major city with enough effort. That is what the film, I think is trying to be... not a political version of "Road Trip."
I really enjoyed how the film showed that effort I mentioned, made you feel it and did not try to make it glossy or pretty. It felt like a drama that was a documentary. It is a real example of something that happened in America that we as citizens need to watch so we can learn (and take inspiration) from those who have tried to do something that would seem impossible and possibly succeed, especially when running on an issue you can rally people around).
If there's anything we can learn from something like this is that a grassroots effort should not be so hard. The individuals making the effort should not have to make such great personal sacrifices, and that can only be done when marketing a movement isn't so darn hard.
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