Fuel opened in Seattle and Austin this weekend to sold out audiences on Friday and Saturday nights. In Seattle, hundreds of people waited in the rain lined up around the block to get a seat for FUEL's opening night.
In Austin, happy crowds, including many from the Sierra Club and Paul Mitchell schools greeted director Josh Tickell, his mother Deborah Dupre and fiance Rebecca Harrell.
On Saturday night in Seattle, Jay Inslee was greeted by our "famous" Seattle protester, who upon learning that he is actually IN the movie, agreed to watch it. Leaving the theater he said "I really enjoyed it, I'm extremely pleased with the changes that were made." Needless to say, I think he will no longer be protesting (even though a little controversy always draws crowds).
I just recieved a letter from a mother who brought her 7 year old daughter Robin to see Fuel in Austin last night. This is her "essay":
Tell everyone you know to go see Fuel this weekend in Portland, Seattle and Austin. What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than to give thanks to our Earth by celebrating the things we can do to sustain her.
Our ability to go to other cities depends on it.
Please email the attached fliers to your friends in Portland, Seattle and Austin.