Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Coming to a Theater Near You

Jon Bowermaster, environmental filmmaker, writer, and activist, recently announced the completion of a new film called WindShipped, about a vessel familiar to most of us in Hudson, the schooner Apollonia. Bowermaster says of the film:
We've been following the exploits of the "Schooner Apollonia" the past three years, as it establishes itself as the only ship in the country making deliveries . . . of malt, corn, pumpkins, red oak, a printing press, various CBD products, hot peppers, organic pillows and more . . . by sail-power (i.e. no fossil fuels).
You've probably spied the "Apollonia" on the Hudson River at some point during the past three years; they've made 15 successful [round trips] from Hudson to NYC, delivering more than 100,000 pounds of goods that would have otherwise been driven by diesel-burning trucks. Sounds Quixotic, perhaps? But Captain Sam Merrett is the first to remind "this is not a gimmick. We want to see sail freight return to the Hudson Valley in a big way."
The film is being previewed this week and next in Rhinebeck and here in Hudson. Click on one of the links below to RSVP and secure tickets.
The screening at Upstate Films is at 7:30 p.m.; the screening at Basilica Hudson is at 8:00 p.m. At both screenings, the crew of the Apollonia will be on hand for questions and answers afterward.

Click here to watch the trailer.

1 comment:

  1. interestingly, sail power is about the most "green" way of moving anything. Obviously our forebears circumnavigated the world and traded everywhere.

    Apollonia has gotten it right !! and its a nice way to travel.