'Grassroots': Real life personalities behind the fictional characterson June 17, 2012 @ 9:45 pm (Updated: 11:16 pm - 6/17/12 )
At the time, Campbell signed up to help his friend, Cogswell run for office. Cogswell had wanted to transform how the city approached public transportation.
On film, it's dramatized. Plot foils may only be half-truths and love interests are imagined more than based on the reality. The major points, according to the two former Seattleites, are there.
Campbell, who wrote a book about the experience that served as the basis for the movie found that his interpretation of what happen was more pessimistic than the on-screen interpretation. But after watching it twice, the former candidate summed up his feelings on his fictional self. "It's an excellent fiction that captures a truth."
Experience the whole conversation, including life after the city council election:
You can see Grassroots with director Stephen Gyllenhaal Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 22, 23 and 24 at the Harvard Exit in Seattle.
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