Wednesday, February 29th, 7pm
Downtown Independent Theater, 251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Revenge of the Electric Car
By 2006, thousands of new electric cars were purposely destroyed by the same car companies that built them. Today, less than 5 years later, the electric car is back.. with a vengeance.
After the screening there will be a Q+A with Director, Chris Paine!
7pm – DOORS, FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS | 7:30-8:30 TALKS | 8:30 SCREENING | 10pm Q&A
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** WITH SHORT PRESENTATIONS FROM **
Gadget – History of Electric Cars at Burning Man
Dan Busby – The ’65 Spitfire Goes Electric
Zeth DuBois – Building the Dustination Electric Car
The Taco Project will be serving up gourmet food from 6:30pm onward.
In Revenge of the Electric Car, director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of car is America’s future: fast, furious, and cleaner than ever.
With almost every major car maker now jumping to produce new electric models, Revenge follows the race to be the first, the best, and to win the hearts and minds of the public around the world. It’s not just the next generation of green cars that’s on the line. It’s the future of the automobile itself.
Revenge of the Electric Car is narrated by Tim Robbins. The primary cast includes CEO and President of Renault and Nissan Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Tesla Motors Elon Musk, Former Vice Chairman of GM Bob Lutz and EV do-it-yourselfer Greg “Gadget” Abbott.
Praise for “Revenge of the Electric Car”
“‘Revenge’ is that rare artifact, a snapshot of a major industry shift on its way to a tipping point.. a slick, enjoyable valentine to a retooling industry.”
DANIEL GOLD, NEW YORK TIMES (CRITICS’ PICK).
“Fascinating and highly entertaining– with an irresistible cast of characters.. ‘Revenge’ is almost like Paine’s first film turned upside down, and unprecedented access to the inner workings of GM, Nissan, and Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors.”
ANDREW O’HEHIR, SALON
“If Revenge is sweet, Chris Paine should be on a sugar high .. ‘Revenge’ lovingly chronicles the return of electric cars. It profiles four EV visionaries, each navigating separate paths which they hope will lead to production and ultimately profit. Their stories are skillfully woven together, each presented in their own voice.”
SCOTT SHULMAN, ABC NEWS
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