The trailer above really captures the dramatic, spastic and somewhat incoherent film style of the documentary “Power Trip: Theatrically Berkeley,” by filmmaker Emio Tomeoni. The showing—Monday at the PFA—was attended by Tomeoni himself and an oddly boisterous crowd of twenty or so Berkeley residents in their forties.

The film claimed to be about Measure G, passed in 2006 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent in the city by 2050. According to the pamphlet handed out at the showing: “This film intended to follow Berkeley leadership from City Hall to the grass roots as they blaze a path to success, and set an example for the nation.” The only part of that statement that we could really agree with is the word “blaze.” read more »