'FUEL' SETS THE GREEEN STANDARD FOR DOCUMENTARIES
THE NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC' PICK, SUNDANCE AWARD WINNING ECO-DOC
"UNABASHEDLY INTIMATE"...Thanks to an informative, buoyant tone and the director'sown restless intelligence, the film preaches to the unconverted with passion, energy and graphics so clear that they would make Al Gore weep all over his PowerPoint."
- Jeannette Catsoulis, NEW YORK TIMES
"IMPRESSIVELY COMPREHENSIVE"..."FUEL" is a vital, superbly assembled documentary that presents an insightful overview of America's troubled relationship with oil and how alternative and sustainable energies can reduce our country's -- and the world's -- addictive dependence on fossil fuels."
- Gary Goldstein, LOS ANGELES TIMES
"DYNAMIC, STIRRING...A MUST SEE AND NOT JUST FOR ENVIRONMENTALISTS"...We all know about ethanol, solar-and wind-generated power, hybrid engines and the like. But by the end of "Fuel," one might very well come out of the theater ready to invest in companies deriving energy from wood chips and algae, or growing food in vertical, inner-city farms.
- Tm Keogh, SEATTLE TIMES
"DEEPLY PERSONAL AND SURPRISINGLY PERSONABLE"...one of the refreshing traits of this action-nudging documentary is Tickell's willingness to wrestle his own biases. Tickell and writer Johnny O'Hara make a pragmatic case that one solution can't cure our energy woes. With candor, the doc often lets a nagging question cloud hope: Can energy ever be consequence-free?
- Lisa Kennedy, DENVER POST
"THE UNOFFICIAL SEQUEL TO AL GORE'S 'AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH'"...Tickell gets points for intellectual honesty for directly addressing critics who are concerned that increased use of biofuels will impact the global food supply, possibly pricing poor countries out of the market for such staples as corn. He doesn't dismiss the argument but offers some next generation technological solutions, from algae farms in the desert to "vertical farms" in the cities.
- Kerry Lengel, ARIZONA REPUBLIC
"A SLICKLY ENJOYABLE PRODUCTION"...Josh Tickell's inconvenient truth is that oil companies are the devil, biodiesel is an imperfect but god start, algae is awesome, and so is Willie Nelson.
- Aaron Hillis, TIME OUT NEW YORK
"STYLISTICALLY BREEZY BUT DEEPLY SINCERE,"...Tickell offers a thoughtful, well-researched argument for alternative energy...there's something boyishly appealing about his spirit.
- Desson Thomson, WASHINGTON POST
"A ROUSING DOCUMENTARY"..."FUEL" is about making a difference, Tickell's enthusiasm and encouragement left me inspired rather than discouraged, empowered with practical knowledge in how I can make a difference as a consumer, as a voter and as an inhabitant of the planet.
- Sean Axmaker, SEATTLE POST INTELLINGENCER
"SWEEPING AND EXHILARATING"...Tickell's passionate film goes beyond great storytelling; it rings out like a bell that stirs consciousness and makes individual action suddenly seem consequential.
- Caroline Libresco, THE SUNDANCE INSITUTE
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