Documentary Makes Debut in D.C: Come Meet the Director!

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Soon after its world premier at the Sundance Film Festival this past January, multiple awards began recognizing Crude as one the most poignant documentaries hitting theaters this year. For all of you deeply concerned about human rights violations, the displacement and destruction of indigenous cultures, increased environmental degradation, or irresponsible development by multinational corporations, Crude is being recognized as an artistic masterpiece that tells the story of the “Amazon Chernobyl” case in which all these areas of concern intertwine. The final result is the creation of a powerful message for increasing awareness among individuals of how the gas they pump has tangible effects on individuals in other parts of our world.

For those in the Washington area, we’re inviting you to come celebrate Crude’s arrival in D.C. this weekend with Director Joe Berlinger himself, who will be available for a Q&A time after the late showing on opening night (Friday, October 23rd 10:15pm)! Crude will only be in town from October 23-29th, and showings are already beginning to sell out, so order your tickets today!

Click here to visit the Landmark E Street Theatre’s site to purchase your tickets!

Group ticket sales of 25 or more receive discounted prices, so take your students or gather your friends and family! Contact Diane Arnold for group sales at

Crude truly is a story everyone must hear. Joe Berlinger spoke to his personal experience and need to produce this film in an interview with indieWIRE

“When I saw the devastation in the Amazon and heard stories from the local people, I was shocked, disturbed and profoundly moved. Plus, it seemed like a huge story that at the time no one was really paying any attention to.”

Howard Zinn, author of the renowned A People’s History of the United States, had this to say about Crude, “An amazing, sobering, heartbreaking film. Beautifully shot, it captures the magic of the Amazon, and the horrors inflicted upon it…and also the beauty of the Ecuadorian people.”

Critics also complement the film for giving both sides of the argument a voice. CNN’s Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour stated, “Crude does an extraordinary job of merging journalism and art.”

These accounts speak for themselves. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn more about this amazing story that is capturing the hearts and minds of viewers nationwide in 2009.

Buy your tickets today!

Click here to learn more about the film and view the trailer at Crude's official site.

Click here to see when Crude might be showing in a city near you!