LUBIE LOVE Screening April 22, Earth Day, in Denver, CO
When executive producer and director Mason Hayutin ventured into the world of the nation’s auto crisis it was long before it became front page news. You see, Hayutin, a classic example of American entrepreneurs having to work without any bailout funds coming his way, had the guts to put his money where his mouth was in the independent production of “LUBIE LOVE – One Trucker, One Love, One Country Addicted to Oil.”
The recently completed documentary journeys with a New Jersey Trucker who, as we find out, uncovers in 2005 not only the gas crisis and the government’s (Ws second term) conservation approach but the various Americans along the way who were making and not making efforts to curb our country’s foreign oil addiction due to terrible CAFE standards.
It is a story that Hayutin believes will resonate with audiences who care for both fixing the auto industry but also with those with a concern for the environment and free trade. The film is 66 minutes and uncovers some great destinations and characters along the country’s dilapidated highway system and major cities: New York, St. Louis, Denver, Phoenix and Los Angeles.
Hayutin, who looks forward to festival success in the Fall of ’09 and Spring of ’10, feels LUBIE LOVE has a great mix of a “youtube” zaniness with a serious subject. The film features New York based singer and song writer Ryan Saliman (also originally from Denver), whose tunes fit the rolling hills of Pennsylvania, the countryside gas stations of Missouri and the great vistas of Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.
Some Denver merchants will be happy to know – the journey featured shoots in upscale Cherry Creek North, Sheplers in Greenwood Village and of course various gas and car washes like Waterway in Cherry Creek and Glendale’s Shotgun Willies. There is a great scene with a serious yet humorous interview of a Harley Davidson owner outside of Littleton’s Rocky Mountain Harley Davidson Motor Company.
To participate in a special LUBIE LOVE Earth Day event, GALLERY M has organized a “Freedom Ride” by local Harley enthusiasts on April 22, 2009. The rumble through Cherry Creek North will precede the showing of the “making” of the movie and the art installation at 7 PM. Tickets are available online at tickets.lubielove.com. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Questions can be directed to the gallery at 303.331.8400