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Battle in Seattle Trailer

Movie Preview: Battle in Seattle

The directorial debut of actor (and boyfriend to Charlize Theron) Stuart Townsend, Battle in Seattle is a fictional account of a protest gone awry in Seattle in 1999. As the World Trade Organization prepared for a summit, activists from all over the world made plans to disrupt the meetings. This film is Townsend's attempt to convey the chaos and fear that overtook the city when ideologies clashed.

According to the trailer (which gives me chills), the movie will take a look at the ordeal from many different points of view — from the police officers, to the WTO organizers, to the peaceful protesters and their clash with activists looking to make a more destructive statement.

This was big news at the time, but it slid under the radar after 9-11. I'm curious to see if the film brings something interesting to the table that will make these events relevant to today's audiences.

The movie will open at the Seattle International Film Festival in May, and will release to a wider audience in September 2008. To check out the trailer,


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mollywog mollywog 9 years
I suppose movies like this are a good thing in a way, but all I can think about is how I had to commute through downtown Seattle during said protests to get home from work and getting a little bit of was it mace or pepper spray blown into my face from the wind while standing at the bus stop. I won't be watching this, not even when it comes out on t.v. It was bad enough in real life, I don't want to be reminded of it so vividly again.
redheath redheath 9 years
I live a bit south of Seattle and remember this quite well. Protests started so peacefully and a few forced the turn and so many suffered for it. The protests truly echoed real life... a few caused many to suffer.
KWM KWM 9 years
I am looking forward to this one! I actually worked in downtown seattle during these protests and it was pretty scary to see it all go down first hand.
caligirl25 caligirl25 9 years
I actually want to see this too. Thanks for the great review! Keep up the good work!
Nitachequita Nitachequita 9 years
I'm with nicachica. Overly dramatized. But Martin Henderson looks really good in this preview (usually I find him booorrring).
nicachica nicachica 9 years
dramatic much? yes, i remember the 1999 protests but i don't think that they "changed history" as the trailer asserts. (rolling eyes...)
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
ooo I'm really interested in seeing this film.
brittanybe brittanybe 9 years
Pacey! You can run but you cannot hide from me deary.
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