Friday, May 29, 2009

Behind the Wheel now on Youtube!

Behind the Wheel is now up on YouTube!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Victoria Film Festival - Behind the Wheel writeup

Seeing film as art is easy. Remembering that art is about challenging the world can be hard. Putting film art into action? Well, that can be damn near impossible for people... but not the members of the LA Film Co-op. Determined to make their own state of the union address and filled with youthful energy, they bought a bus, fit a modern day editing suite into it and headed out from coast to coast, interviewing notable artists wherever they found them.

Bumping into such luminaries as Dead Prez, director Oliver Stone, guerilla poster artist Robbie Conal, among all those citizens just living day-to-day, the Film Co-op has created a profound record for their time. With a new age of change sweeping into America with 2009, Behind the Wheel is an amazing final summary of the Bush years. It captures with joy and anger the spirit of resistance at a time when the majority of Americans felt disenfranchised from a country and a leader who didn't stand for them.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

World Premiere: Artivist 2008

Sunday, October 5th @ 2pm

Egyptian Theater
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Tickets available online at:

For more info:

Upcoming Screenings

Saturday, October 11, 2008 @ 1pm
The Other Venice Film Festival
The Electric Lodge
1416 Electric Ave.
Venice, California
Buy tickets online:

November 3 - 8, 2008
Radar Hamburg International Independent Film Festival
Hamburg, Germany

As politicians stand up and promise "change" to the nation, people
with a whole lot less power than the politicians are out there actually making change. As writer Peter Linebaugh says in the film you are about to watch, "We can't wait around any longer for the wheel of
history to turn - we are the wheel of history."

Living together in a converted school bus, a diverse group of artists, filmmakers, and musicians set out to fill in our national narrative. They ended up with a road movie like no other, featuring Dead Prez, Oliver Stone, guerilla poster artist Robbie Conal, and Hurricane Katrina survivors of New Orleans' 9th Ward. Follow the LAFCO (Los
Angeles Filmmakers Cooperative) crew as they search for, and find, pockets of change in the most downtrodden parts of America.

From Venice Beach to Brooklyn, New York, through the Southwestern desert to the deep south, this is a portrait of the United States seldom seen in the mass media.

"LAFCO went looking for pockets of change and what they came back with was an alternative American atlas: beautiful idiosyncratic and troubled. Go visit." -Laura Flanders

"Moving, poignant, brutally honest, heartfelt and entertaining ... One of the best films I've seen." -Jolie Chain

Behind The Wheel Trailer 01 from Tao Ruspoli on Vimeo.

Sample Scene: Shannon McCollum, Atlanta, Georgia

Behind the Wheel: Atlanta, Shannon McCollum from Tao Ruspoli on Vimeo.