TUE, AUG 8, 2006 at 11:24 AM

FRUIT BATS & WILD AMERICA: THE MOVIE! (OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT)

Fruit Bats’ music is gonna be in this kickass film, and you know what? If you’re a Seattle resident, you can come see the opening at the Northwest Film Forum! We’re going, and some of us don’t even CARE about the environment!!!!
This lovely press release details the specifics:
MONUMENTAL:
DAVID BROWER’S FIGHT FOR WILD AMERICA
(Kelly Duane, USA, 2004, BetaSP, 77 min.)
Come opening night (OCT 1) for a special evening of live music from the film¹s soundtrack following the screening, with special guests Eric Johnson and Dan Strack of The Fruit Bats, Scientific American and more!
With playful visuals, a cool alt-country soundtrack, and homemade wilderness footage from as far back as the 1930s, MONUMENTAL documents the golden age of American environmentalism, when David Brower turned the Sierra Club from a regional hiking group into a national political force. Seen largely through Brower¹s own eyes (he was an accomplished filmmaker), the film introduces us to an American legend: an artist, publisher, filmmaker and charismatic crusader whose fiery dedication launched today¹s environmental movement.
Featuring music by the Fruit Bats, FCS North, Scientific American, Beachwood Sparks, American Analog Set, Hayden, and Kingsbury Manx.
Opening Night $10/$7.50 NWFF members
Sponsor: Patagonia

“Calling David Brower an important environmental activist is like calling Hamlet an important member of the Danish royal court. Brower invented modern American environmental activism. This film tells you how and why.”—JOHN NIELSEN, NPR
P.S. If you’re not able to see the film, but want a Fruit Bats fix, just follow the link below! We have lovely albums for sale.
P.S.S. If you are able to go and you talk to Eric Johnson of the Fruit Bats, make sure and call him Derek Johannson. He loves it!


Posted by Harry Dean Hudson