When actor, director, producer, and writer Stuart Townsend created 'Battle in Seattle', he hoped the film would inspire moviegoers (especially the younger generation) by letting them know that they can make a difference. Stuart has said that his goal of delivering this message to the masses heavily influenced his casting process, which is why he chose to cast likable and popular actors like Andre Benjamin, Martin Henderson, Woody Harrelson, Charlize Theron, and Channing Tatum in the film.
The Irish Voice just wrote a great review of 'Battle in Seattle' that I wanted to share. You can read a snippet of the review below and CLICK HERE to read the entire article:
"Films about big political issues rarely find a big audience, but Battle in Seattle is different. Featuring powerful performances from Hollywood A-listers, it’s a hard-hitting action movie that pulls you in on a personal level from its opening frame...
HOW do you get the public to flock to a film about the effects of globalization when their eyes are already closing at the mention of the word?
Answer — you fill it with stars the public love and you make it a white-knuckle thrill ride. That way they’ll be hugely entertained, you’ll get your message across — and that’s before you even get to the part about Oscar level supporting role performances..."
Now, even more fans will get an opportunity to see the film that just received 3 stars from uber critic Roger Ebert and to watch their favorite actors deliver Stuart's timely message, because 'Battle in Seattle' just premiered in the following cites across the country:
- Berkeley, CA
- Hollywood, CA
- Los Angeles, CA
- San Jose, CA
- Santa Cruz, CA
- Boston, MA
- Chicago, IL
- Detroit, MI
- Brooklyn, NY
- Forest Hills, NY
- Columbus, OH
- Philadelphia, PA
- Pittsburgh, PA
You can also attend special screenings in the following cities this weekend as long as tickets last:
09.26.08 Los Angeles - Westside Pavilion Landmark (Click here to purchase your tickets!)09.27.08 Sacramento - Regal 14 Eldorado Hills (Click here to purchase your tickets!)
Q & A with Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Martin Henderson and Dir. Stuart Townsend at Friday's 7:30pm show, along with a 10 minute intro prior 10:10pm show.
Special arrival and introduction by cast and director prior to 7:00pm show at 6:30pm.
Q & A with Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Martin Henderson and Dir. Stuart Townsend at the 7:00pm show, along with a 10 minute intro prior 10:00pm show.
09.28.08 Hollywood - Arclight Cinemas (Click here to purchase your tickets!)
Q & A with Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Martin Henderson and Dir. Stuart Townsend at Sunday's 7:00pm show, along with a 10 minute intro prior 10:05pm show.
Because the film is doing so well, 'Battle in Seattle' will be premiering in 24 additional cities and/or theaters next weekend (and the list continues to grow everyday).
Fans who live in cities like San Diego, Denver, Chicago, Portland, Baltimore, Houston, and numerous other cities will finally be able to see the film at one or more of your local theaters.
You can all CLICK HERE to get a complete list of upcoming release dates, cities, and times for the film.
You can also check out tons of new and old videos and interviews in the 'Battle in Seattle' Youtube playlist below. Enjoy!