Apr 7 • 10M

Cause Cinema Spotlight

Pipelines, First Steps & Road Rage

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Jon Fitzgerald
Anchored by the concept of Filmmaking for Change, this podcast will include a combination of weekly social impact film and TV series recommendations (Cause Cinema Spotlight), with occasional showcases and collections, based on timely themes or cultural events.
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Welcome back to the Cause Cinema Spotlight.  3 picks in under 10 minutes.  

Three new releases for you today.  An environmental thriller. A documentary sharing solutions for a divided America, and a fun dramedy series that begins with road rage. Still charging through Earth Month, let’s start with an eco-thriller. 

How to Blow Up A Pipeline
With the climate crisis at a point of no return, a group of environmental activists come up with a daring plan to make their voices heard and disrupt an oil pipeline.

How to Blow Up A Pipeline opens in a few US markets today for limited release and will expand over the next few weeks. Clear here to get tickets for a theater near you.

Next up, A strong doc, that did very well on the festival circuit.

The First Step
In a divided America, progressive activist and political commentator Van Jones controversially works across party lines on landmark criminal justice reform and a more humane response to the addiction crisis. Attempting to be a bridge builder in a time of extreme polarization takes Van and a coalition of unlikely allies deep into the inner workings of a divisive administration, internal debates within both parties and the lives of frontline activists fighting for their communities.

You can see The First Step on Amazon or Vudu.  To learn more about the project and how to take action on their website.

And finally, another new series comes to Netflix.

We follow the aftermath of a road rage incident between two strangers. Danny Cho, a failing contractor with a chip on his shoulder, goes head-to-head with Amy Lau, a self-made entrepreneur with a picturesque life.  The 10-part series unravels what’s really going on for these characters, in their work and home lives.

And that’s a wrap for the Cause Cinema Spotlight.  Hope you enjoy this week’s picks, don’t forget about our Earth Day Showcase - 30 documentaries at Cause Cinema.com.