Definitely Check 'Fuel' Out

RECEIVED Thu., Nov. 20, 2008

Dear Editor,
    Re: Josh Rosenblatt's review of Fuel [Film Listings, Nov. 21]: The reviewer seems to have missed the second half of the movie – the part where Joshua Tickell acknowledges the important limitations of biodiesel and the part where he spells out an array of positive solutions to one of the most enormous dilemmas of this age. Regarding the reviewer's limitations on cinema's purpose – film theatres are not just for vapid ghosts of people who are either trying to wake up and want to get scared or who are choosing to remain in the dreamy chuckle of a romantic reverie. Film theatres can be meeting halls where people actually decide together to change the world and get up from their seats to do so. Joshua's highly motivating film holds out hope for a different energy future and a clean planet. Full of beautiful music and richly layered imagery and information, his heartfelt story features interviews with Willie Nelson and Neil Young, Eliza Gilkyson’s haunting song “Requiem,” and footage of Texas and Louisiana settings. You definitely want to check it out because Fuel could make you want to do something to help us emerge from this smog cloud that we breathe in on I-35, 183, MoPac, 290, 71, and all the streets that connect us.
Donna Hoffman
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