Grassroots


1h 40m 2012

Brief Synopsis

A short-tempered, unemployed music critic who likes to dress as a polar bear thinks he can harness the power of the people to ride the monorail to political victory in Seattle. And he's right. Almost. It's before Twitter, before the flash mob, before Obama. It's 2001, and political unknown Grant Cog

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2012
Distribution Company
Samuel Goldwyn Films
Location
Seattle

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

A short-tempered, unemployed music critic who likes to dress as a polar bear thinks he can harness the power of the people to ride the monorail to political victory in Seattle. And he's right. Almost. It's before Twitter, before the flash mob, before Obama. It's 2001, and political unknown Grant Cogswell decides he must take down Seattle City Councilman Richard McIver. Grant has only one dream, but it's a big one: an elegant monorail gliding silently above the city's wet streets, with only a tiny footprint - "like a kids' lemonade stand!" - on the ground. He is apoplectic with rage over McIver's mass transit proposal: a ground rail train he thinks will destroy lower class neighborhoods, wreak environmental harm on the local salmon population, and destroy the city.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2012
Distribution Company
Samuel Goldwyn Films
Location
Seattle

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States June 22, 2012

Limited Release in United States July 13, 2012 (New York City)

Limited Release in United States June 22, 2012

Limited Release in United States July 13, 2012

Released in United States 2012

Released in United States 2012 (Closing Night Gala)