Our big sistah paper in NYC, Village Voice, called Pump the Movie a "compelling and cogent documentary," so since it ends its one-week run at the Frida Cinema in Santa Ana tonight, get on over and see it (at 7:30 or 9:15 p.m.).
The movie investigates America's "problematic love affair with fossil fuels," according to filmmakers and married couple .Joshua and Rebecca Harrell Tickell, who offer long- and short-term solutions to our nation's current oil addiction.
Hey, but how can we have an addiction to energy without a conspiracy? Fear not: the Harrell Tickells also get all Chinatown-y, looking back historically at how our consumption was designed to limit our access to alternatives.
Pump the Movie was produced in part by the Fuel Freedom Foundation, which is dedicated to reducing the cost of driving by opening the market to cheaper fuel choices at the pump and, ultimately, slashing transportation fuels in the U.S. by $300 billion annually within 10 years.