Cape Wind News and Notes from the Producers
Updates about the Cape Wind project, notes from the road, upcoming event promos, and other missives. Navigate by topic via the list on the right. And if you're already a fan, get your sweet Cape Spin swag here!
August 16th, 2012 by Daniel Coffin
As August comes to a close, we’re reflecting on our wild ride on the summer’s theatrical circuit and looking forward to a slew of engagements scheduled very far from the pristine shores of Nantucket Sound. It is an honor that Cape Spin! is being sought by international audiences, and I hope that they will appreciate a glimpse into the “American” style of democracy.
Really, I’m hoping for a reaction akin to our military’s “shock and awe” campaigns in war, but realistically, we’ll probably get a mix of glee at the farce, filled with pangs of envy for how much impact we the people actually have on state policy in the U.S. If there’s any lesson in Cape Spin!, it’s that people matter, and in a world rife with problems, we’re happy to be playing a role in the global dialogue. On to the listings!
For simplicity’s sake, below is a list of the upcoming screenings (click the location for details). Any questions or inquiries please direct to email@example.com.
August 17 - Poland! – at the Center for Contemporary Art (it’s a castle!)
September 4 – Australia! - we’re opening the Environmental Film Festival Melbourne. Very cool festival, with great organizers.
September 13 – Rochester, NY! - ok, not international, but it’s a fantastic sustainable arts and culture fest called Greentopia.
September 20 – Nederlands! - this is one we’d really like to attend. Alas, the life of the indy filmmaker.
September 28 – Scotland! - at the Take One Action Film Festival. Lots of great productions are in attendance. Say hello to our friend Denny, formally of Frontline, PBS.
If you can’t make these, stay tuned, as there’s big news on the horizon regarding our second wind theatrical run slated for later this year. Additionally, we’re accepting requests for all forms of non-theatrical engagements, (NGOs, corporate, etc.), so don’t hesitate to contact us. Again: firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 20th, 2012 by Daniel Coffin
Cape Spin! has been featured in plenty of press, both local and national (which you can find here), but only now are we beginning to solicit reviews. And the good news is, the reviews are good! First up is the ever-thoughtful James Burnett with a feature on the front page of the Boston Globe’s Movie section. Mr. Burnett hits the nail on the head, pointing to the politicians as the primary fodder in what was essentially a battle over public perception: “the film is exasperatingly funny, as it features politicians who often exhort the public to embrace ‘green’ energy projects such as wind farms — but who also happen to own homes with ocean views of Nantucket Sound”.
Next up, the venerable Peter Keough of the Boston Phoenix gave us 3 out of 4 stars, with a choice bite or two, calling the film “a dizzying look into the deceptive world of political activism”.
June 17th, 2012 by Daniel Coffin
Thank you Brookline/Boston for a great run so far. We’ve had a blast hanging out at Coolidge Corner, hawking tickets and talking with the locals. We’ve been proudly sporting our Urban Green Energy “Eddy” turbine, (thanks to the cooperation of town hall) and teaching folks about the benefits of “distributed renewable energy”, a major topic of exploration in Cape Spin!
Thanks to those efforts and the warm reception we’ve gotten from the Boston press, our short run here at the Coolidge has been an unqualified success! Thanks to all who’ve come out to see the film.
May 25th, 2012 by Daniel Coffin
Image courtesy of boston.com.
Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle, the surreal, fascinating, tragicomic tale of the battle over America’s largest clean energy project opens June 15th at the historic Coolidge Corner Theater in Boston. Following Boston, Cape Spin! will open in Washington D.C. at the West End Cinema on June 22, with more screenings to be announced shortly.
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At the Coolidge, Cape Spin! will be running four showings a day. Tell everyone you know who needs a good belly laugh at the state of world affairs that this film is for them! Keep your ticket stub for a discount at a tasty nearby restaurant! Host a Cape Spin! party and receive an even bigger restaurant discount. Is your organization or school interested in issues of power, politics, and the environment? Visit our advance ticket sales page to learn more about how to make your screening a special one, or go to the Event Page to purchase blocks of tickets and get scheduling info. Contact us directly at email@example.com and we’ll help you organize an event around Cape Spin! that your members won’t forget.
Come once, come twice, tell your friends, family, and random strangers to see Cape Spin! The more the merrier. Help us generate lines around the block so we can continue booking Cape Spin! to theaters around the country. Cape Spin! elevates the discussion about renewable energy, class, power and the state of our democracy, so help us get it out there!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for anything and everything.
See you at the movies!
Help us to ”green” our screenings by donating $25-50 to power the Coolidge with 100% windpower!
Thanks to the Mass Energy Consumers Alliance for providing this wonderful service.
May 24th, 2012 by Daniel Coffin
That’s right, you can now be the proud owner of the gorgeous Cape Spin! poster below. We get a small percentage of every purchase, so please buy away. If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation directly to our cause, please contact us at email@example.com. Click the poster to purchase from Zazzle.com.
May 17th, 2012 by Daniel Coffin
That’s right, after five years of production and an international festival run Cape Spin! is now slated for US Theatrical Release. The definitive account of the Cape Wind controversy, Cape Spin! tells the surreal, fascinating, tragicomic story of the battle over Cape Wind, America’s first proposed offshore windfarm, and what would be the largest in the world.
The film has been booked to theaters in Boston, Washington, D.C., Cape Cod and beyond, and we continue to field offers across the US and Europe. We’ll be announcing details of our Boston Premiere, slated for June 15. More details to follow…
May 8th, 2012 by Daniel Coffin
Just dropping a note to let everyone know that we will be announcing the summer rollout very shortly, so stay tuned. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re looking to set up a screening or get Cape Spin! into your favorite local theater.
March 11th, 2012 by Daniel Coffin
Cape Spin! will make its Great Lakes premiere as an official selection of the Cleveland International Film Festival. With turbines of their own now proposed, it behooves the citizenry of Cleveland and beyond to see all that goes in to developing such large-scale renewable energy projects, like the Cape Wind project. There be three screenings, March 29-31, event links below…
Check out the Cleveland Int’l Film Festival website for more info.
February 16th, 2012 by Daniel Coffin
DEVELOPER CLAIMS MAJOR VICTORY IN BATTLE OVER AMERICA’S FIRST OFFSHORE WINDFARM!
But the War isn’t Over, Vow Opponents
Under pressure from Governor Deval Patrick, energy utility NSTAR agreed yesterday to buy a hefty slice of Cape Wind’s power, a crucial development if CEO Jim Gordon is to secure financing for his 130 turbine facility off the coast of Cape Cod. Reports suggest thar Gov. Patrick made state approval of a merger between NSTAR and Northeast Utilities conditional on NSTAR’s promise to purchase 27.5% of Cape Wind’s electricity, which has opponents crying foul and planning further legal action. The war over Cape Wind has raged for ten plus years, and there’s no sign of peace on the horizon. In the midst of all the action, Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle, the epic documentary embedded with all sides of this madcap civil war, begins its nationwide tour.
Starting at the Boulder International Film Festival on February 19th, we advance to the D.C. Environmental Film Festival on March 15th, and then decamp for The Cleveland International Film Festival on March 29th, with more fests to come. Catch us on the circuit or at our theatrical premieres in New York, Boston and D.C. early this summer.
Keep it right here for more late-breaking news from the front lines of America’s wackiest wind war, and the fascinating, surreal, tragic-comic movie that explains it all:
Boulder Film Festival
February 19, 12:30pm
DC Environmental Film Festival
March 15, 6:30pm
Tickets at Door
Cleveland International Film Festival
Times to be Announced
December 13th, 2011 by Daniel Coffin
Just in time for the holidays, make your purchases in the next couple days and you should have it in time for Christmas. Featuring an elegant WindPeace button, a slick T-shirt or a Cape Spin trucker hat, you can look good while doing good! A little bit of every purchase goes toward our publicity funding.
Check out the gear here: Cape Spin Swag!