Documentary suggests real cost of oil addiction
"Fuel," winner of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival audience award for best documentary, opens Friday and runs through the week at the Regal Valley River Center Stadium 15, 500 Valley River Center.
The film features interviews with Julia Roberts, Sheryl Crow, Larry Hagman, Willie Nelson, former President Jimmy Carter, Robert Kennedy Jr., Larry David, Laurie David and Sir Richard Branson.
Director Josh Tickell, a young activist, tracks the rising domination of the petrochemical industry - from Rockefeller's strategy to halt Ford's first ethanol cars to Vice President Dick Cheney's petrochemical company sponsored energy legislation. The film reveals a gamut of available solutions to "repower America" - from vertical farms that occupy skyscrapers to algae facilities that turn wastewater into fuel.
Oscar-winning filmmaker to address OSU audience
CORVALLIS - Two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Bill Guttentag will visit Oregon State University on Thursday to show clips from his work and discuss storytelling for the screen, the business of film and future trends in the film industry.
Guttentag will talk, followed by a question-and-answer session at 7:30 p.m.
The title of his talk is "Keeping It Real - Reflections From Capturing the Real in Film and Television." It will be preceded by a 5:30 p.m. screening of his documentary film, "Nanking."
Both events are free. The lecture and film screening will take place at the C&E Auditorium of OSU's LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis.
Guttentag wrote and directed "Nanking," which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. The film documents the Japanese military's infamous "rape of Nanking" in 1937, which included the massacre of 200,000 civilians and the rape of at least 20,000 women
- The Register-Guard