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World Premiere - Escape from Suburbia: Beyond the American Dream

The New Film by Gregory Greene, Director of The End of SuburbiaWorld Premiere! Two Nights Only in CalgaryAlberta is at a crossroads. Newspaper headlines in Alberta tell of impending nuclear power, water crises, and environmental destruction. Meanwhile, proven solutions are not being implemented, a product of a province-wide democratic deficit.The End of Suburbia, Gregory Greene's 2004 film, was the first to detail the dynamics of peak oil and the need for relocalization. The End of Suburbia became an independent success, winning film festival awards, returning generous revenue for its producer, and capturing attention from such media as Oprah, The Colbert Report, The New York Times, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star.In Escape from Suburbia we meet three characters whose very different lives converge on a single note: creating a more sustainable future for their families and communities as Hummer fever begins to power down. Corporate and government solutions juxtapose what history and common sense tell us is beginning to happen: that we as a civilization are about to face one of the most significant events in human history, the overhaul of a lifestyle which is completely predicated on cheap and abundant oil.Wednesday, May 16 and Thursday May 17, 7pmThe Plaza Theatre, 1133 Kensington Road NWTickets $10, C$ accepted, at Sunnyside Market (#10, 338 10 Street NW, 270-7477) and The Arusha Centre (#106, 223 – 12 Ave SW, 270-3200)Watch the trailer at www.escapefromsuburbia.comWorld premiere screenings in Edmonton, Lethbridge, Red Deer and Calgary are sponsored by Public Interest Alberta, Carol Marcinowski - Alberta Ltd 545822, Calgary Dollars, The City of Calgary - Land Use Planning and Policy and Environmental and Safety Management, Sustainable Calgary, The Arusha Centre, Broken City, FFWD, CKUA, CJSW, and VUE.For interviews with Director Greg Greene, contact Dara Rowland, Escape from Suburbia Producer at 416 465 7219To secure seats for your group at these premiere screenings, contact Gerald Wheatley at 270-8002 immediately.Make a night of it! Come to Broken City night club, 613 – 11 Ave SW, at 5pm on the 16th and 17th, have your dinner and a drink (you can pay 50% of your bill with Calgary Dollars) and then get a free bus ride to the Plaza!Escape from Suburbia: Beyond the American DreamReleased on DVD May 30, 2007Premiere screenings across North America begin May 15, 2007

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