Hartwick to Screen Green Documentary on Earth Day

April 15, 2010

On Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m., Hartwick College will host a screening of Greasy Rider, a documentary that follows two young filmmakers as they undertake a cross-country road trip in a vegetable-oil powered 1981 Mercedes-Benz.

The film, part of Hartwick's 2009-10 Energy academic theme activities, will be shown in Anderson Theatre, in Anderson Center for the Arts on the Hartwick College campus.The screening is free and open to the public.

Greasy Rider follows the two filmmakers, Joey Carey and J.J. Beck, as they meet fellow Greasecar drivers, friends, and critics. Traveling as far south as New Orleans and as far north as Seattle, the car is fueled by used cooking grease collected at restaurants along the way. En route, they meet and interview Morgan Freeman, Yoko Ono, and Noam Chomsky, among others.

For more information, contact Hartwick College International Student Advisor and Off-Campus Programs Coordinator Emily Quackenbush at

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