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Joe Berlinger
USA/Ecuador, Documentary, 2009
104 min, Video, Color
English and Spanish with English subtitles

Crude tells the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet. An inside look at the infamous $27 billion “Amazon Chernobyl” case, Crude is a real-life, high stakes, legal drama set against the backdrop of the environmental movement, global politics, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, the media, multinational corporate power, and rapidly disappearing indigenous cultures. Presenting a complex situation from multiple viewpoints, the film brings an important story of environmental peril and human suffering into focus.


All audiences

Regal Metropolitan, Thursday April 23, 2 PM

Regal Metropolitan, Saturday April 25, 6 PM

Joe Berlinger is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and photographer, whose films include the celebrated documentaries Brothers Keeper, Paradise Lost, and Metallica: Some Kind of Monster. Berlinger is co-executive producer and director of the acclaimed series Iconoclasts, now in its fourth season on Sundance Channel. In 2006, he won an Emmy for Outstanding Nonfiction Series as co-executive producer of the History Channel’s 10 Days that Unexpectedly Changed America, for which he also directed an episode about the assassination of President William McKinley and the rise of Theodore Roosevelt.


Producer: Michael Bonfiglio, Joe Berlinger, J.R. Deleon, Richard Stratton
Cinematographer: Juan Diego Perez
Editor: Alyse Ardell Spiegel
Music: Wendy Blackstone