Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Trailer/Poster for 'Grassroots'

The story of Phil Campbell's (Jason Biggs) experience as campaign manager for Grant Cogswell's bid for a seat on the Seattle City Council. Cogswell, a filmmaker (he was location manager and second unit director on 'Cthulhu') and writer, is best known as co-author of the Seattle Monorail Initiative. From Wiki:
  • Cogswell coauthored the Seattle Monorail Initiative, a proposal to build a citywide monorail transit system, which was voted into law in November 1997. The agency created by the law survived four challenges at the ballot; a fifth and final challenge (2005) was successful in defeating the project after questions were raised about the financing of the $1.7 billion plan.
  • In 2001, Cogswell campaigned for Seattle City Council against incumbent Richard McIver. Though at the outset the chances of success were rated low by the media, Cogswell was recognized as a legitimate challenger, his hopes dashed by the occurrence of the primary election just seven days after the attacks of 9/11. 
'Grassroots' is directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal (Homegrown). This is one of those movies that sneaks up on you and you end up loving -- if you like it at all.


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