“Black Gold” Opens in thetares this weekend

October 8th, 2006 Print Print Email Email

A documntary movie that depicts while westerners revel in designer lattes and cappuccinos, impoverished Ethiopian coffee growers suffer the bitter taste of injustice opens this week. In this eye-opening expose of the multi-billion dollar coffee industry Black Gold traces one man’s fight for fair trade.

The first weekend and first week’s attendance figures are crucial to the continued success of the film. Please don’t procrastinate. For screening dates in cities in the US read

“Back Gold”?Movie opens in theatres this weekend.

VISIT: – WWW.BLACKGOLDMOVIE.COM

“MESMERIZING….a cup of coffee from the corner shop might perk up one’s afternoon, but possibly so on the backs of starving families a world away.”
Tom Keogh, The Seattle Times

“BLACK GOLD tells an unresolved modern version of the age-old David and Goliath story”
Stephen Holden, New York Times

“VIVID & GALVANIZING”
Mark Holcomb, Time Out

“A WAKE UP CALL. Highly informative… a model of patient storytelling.”
Rob Nelson, Village Voice

“REMARKABLE. One of the strongest documentaries I’ve seen.”
Stuart Klawans, The Nation

“FASCINATING”
Delfin Vigil, San Francisco Chronicle

“VISUALLY RAVISHING…the Francis’ are aces behind the camera”
Robert Koehler, Variety

ABOUT THE FILM
As westerners revel in designer lattes and cappuccinos, impoverished Ethiopian coffee growers suffer the bitter taste of injustice. In this eye-opening expose of the multi-billion dollar coffee industry Black Gold traces one man’s fight for fair trade.

FACTS
We drink two billion cups of coffee every day
Retail sales from coffee have increased to $80 billion a year
For a three dollar cup of coffee a farmer gets three cents

VISIT: – WWW.BLACKGOLDMOVIE.COM
For more info, trailer, and take action ideas.

SEE THIS FILM AT A CINEMA NEAR YOU
The first weekend and first week’s attendance figures are crucial to the continued success of the film. Please don’t procrastinate.

THE DATES

OCT 6th ONWARDS:
Seattle – WA
Landmark’s Metro

Bellevue – WA
Lincoln Square

New York – NY
Cinema Village

OCT 13th ONWARDS:
Chicago – IL
Gene Siskel Theater

OCT 27th ONWARDS:
Boston – MA
Coolidge Corner
NOV 3rd ONWARDS:
Burlington – VT
Merrill’s Roxy

Sante Fe – NM
The Screen

NOV 10th ONWARDS:
Atlanta – GA
Landmark’s Midtown Art

NOV 17th ONWARDS:
San Francisco – CA
Roxie Cinema

DEC 8th ONWARDS:
Washington – DC
Landmark’s E Street Cinema

FOR MORE SCREENING DATES IN OTHER CITIES IN THE US CLICK HERE

IF YOU’VE SEEN BLACK GOLD HELP US SPREAD THE WORD
TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS!

IF YOU ARE LIVING OUTSIDE OF THE US PLEASE PASS ONTO YOUR FRIENDS WHO YOU KNOW MIGHT WANT TO SEE IT.

IF YOU ARE NOT LIVING IN THE US:
Please sign up here again giving your location details so we can inform you of when Black Gold is showing in a cinema near you.

WWW.BLACKGOLDMOVIE.COM

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