New Orleans is buzzing with anticipation this morning as we prepare for tonight’s North American “red carpet” premiere of The Big Fix – the jaw-dropping exposé on the Gulf oil spill that has BP and our federal government running for cover. Co-directors of the highly anticipated film, Josh Tickell and his wife Rebecca, are returning home with a rallying cry for the Gulf Coast that will be heard all the way to the White House. Residents from across the region – bowed but not broken by the worst spill in American history – are dropping everything to join the directing duo in sending a message in one clear, very loud voice.
The message to our elected officials in Washington is simple: You got us into this mess, now you need to help get us out!
The Big Fix – I believe the most important of the year – takes a behind-the-scenes look at the intimate relationship between our federal government and Big Oil (showcasing BP, of course). It’s an unholy alliance that seeks to preserve the oil-producing machine that fuels America regardless of the damage it inflicts on people, the environment, or frankly, anything else that matters.
In addition to the serious business we have at hand, we will also get a chance to celebrate our resilience and to rally around our dedication to making a difference in the way our government and industry operate.
You don’t want to miss this. All melodrama aside, today may present the best opportunity we have to get the truth out about this disaster.
So grab your family, friends, colleagues and complete strangers on the street if they’re willing and make your way to the Big Fix press conference this afternoon and the premiere, which will open the New Orleans Film Festival tonight (see details below). There’s power in numbers – and we want this to be a display of our unity and determination to see this disaster through to an end that protects our livelihoods, our cultural and our environment.
THE BIG FIX PRESS CONFERENCE – Open to Public
Friday, October 14 @ 2 p.m. CST
Contemporary Arts Center, 2nd floor
900 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
THE BIG FIX NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE – New Orleans Film Festival
Friday, October 14 @ 8:45 p.m. CST
5339 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70115-4136
Read my previous Big Fix post and see the official trailer here: https://www.stuarthsmith.com/governments-role-in-the-worst-oil-spill-in-u-s-history-the-big-fix-premieres-oct-14-at-new-orleans-film-festival
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