Posted: Oct 14, 2011 5:21 AM by Sharlee Barriere
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A documentary about the Gulf oil spill is getting its North American premiere at a New Orleans movie theater.
"The Big Fix," which was screened in May at the Cannes Film Festival in France, was scheduled Friday night at the Prytania Theater as part of the New Orleans Film Fest.
The film was co-directed by Louisiana native Josh Tickell and his wife, Rebecca Harrell Tickell.
Their documentary explores the government's use of a chemical dispersant, Corexit, after BP PLC's blown-out well triggered a deadly rig explosion and spewed more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico last year.
Actors Tim Robbins and Peter Fonda are credited as executive producers. Fonda also appears in the film.