Worth Watching - April 9: Battle in Seattle International Trailer
An international trailer has appeared for Battle in Seattle, the feature film retelling of the 1999 World Trade Organization riots in Seattle. I'm amazed - this played at both the Toronto Film Festival and SXSW Film Festival, two fests that I was at, and I somehow missed it. I'm really looking forward to it and I really don't even know why. This is the first footage I've seen from it and it makes me regret missing it even more. From the trailer alone, Martin Henderson looks like the best part, and Ray Liotta the worst - but it's an ensemble movie so I can't say for sure. This trailer is definitely worth your viewing time this fine morning, so fire it up!
Battle in Seattle currently has a 67% on Rotten Tomatoes. There are some incredibly positive reviews out there, including this one from Variety critic Dennis Harvey: "Effectively mixing original broadcast and amateur vid footage (especially during scenes of crowd panic and police brutality) with interwoven fictive strands, Townsend acquits himself well, if not outstandingly, as both writing and directing newbie." Might as well be worth checking out!
Watch the international trailer for Battle in Seattle:
For more info, head to the official website: BattleinSeattleMovie.com.
Battle in Seattle is both written and directed by actor Stuart Townsend, who is making both his writing and directorial debut. The film played the Toronto Film Festival in 2007 and SXSW Film Festival in 2008 and is being distributed in the US by Redwood Palms Pictures. Battle in Seattle is currently slated for release sometime in September of 2008.