LOST FILM FEST + WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR comes to MANHATTAN
Thurs April 12 (~one night only~)
screening and discussion hosted by director Chris Paine
Evil Twin Booking Agency and the 15th St Meeting House are thrilled to host filmmaker Chris Paine for a screening and discussion of his acclaimed documentary
WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR? in Manhattan, Thursday april 12.
Join us for discussion about how this allegory for failure in the death of the EV1 is also a shining symbol of society’s potential to better itself and the world around it. Instead of outrage for lost time, there’s also plenty of time for renewal as technology is reborn in WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR? www.WhoKilledTheElectricCar.com
April 12th, doors @ 6 pm (see schedule below)
$10 suggested donation
15th St Meeting House
15 Rutherford place, NY NY 10003
Between 15th and 16th just east of 3rd Ave.
215 888 1756 or 646 554 4700, [email protected]
6pm LOST FILM FEST enviroshorts
7pm screening of WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR?
8:30pm discussion with director Chris Paine.
event sponsored by: Evil Twin Booking Agency, Step It Up 2007, Lost Film Fest, Tri-State Biofuels, Rainforest Action Network, Steaz Organic Fair-Trade Beverages, and ShootingPeople.org
WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR?
It was among the fastest, most efficient production cars ever built. It ran on electricity, produced no emissions and catapulted American technology to the forefront of the automotive industry. The lucky few who drove it never wanted to give it up. So why did General Motors crush its fleet of EV1 electric vehicles in the Arizona desert?
The year is 1990. California is in a pollution crisis. Smog threatens public health. Desperate for a solution, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) targets the source of its problem: auto exhaust.
In 1996, GM launches its EV1 electric vehicle. It was a revolutionary modern car, requiring no gas, no oil changes, no mufflers, and rare brake maintenance. Fast forward to 6 years later... The fleet is gone. EV charging stations dot the California landscape like tombstones, collecting dust and spider webs. How could this happen? Did anyone bother to examine the evidence? Yes, in fact, someone did. And it was murder.
LOST FILM FEST is a laugh-a-riot performance (with equal emphasis on both "laugh" and "riot") hosted by VJ Scott Beibin (Evil Twin Booking, HollywoodCanSuckIt.com + Bloodlink Records). The program is a multimedia roadshow that travels the globe almost 200 days a year. The presentation focuses on pranks vs. corporations and government institutions featuring the NEWEST short video clips and banned footage from folks like The Yes Men, Guerrilla News Network, and The TV Sheriff. If George W. Bush makes you puke, and you dig pie fights with cops, riot footage, and culture jamming, you'll love the punk rock urgency of the Lost Film Fest and its celebration of media archaeology and illegal art. This jam is about smashing the illusions cast by Hollywood, the Pentagon, and FOX News. Yeah!
Official Website: http://www.eviltwinbooking.org
Added by EvilTwinBooking on April 12, 2007