Cape Wind documentary debuts in Brookline tonight

Cape Spin tells the story of Cape Wind

Cape Spin, a new documentary about the proposed Cape Wind project debuts tonight at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline. This entertaining film is getting good reviews for its portrayal of both sides of this highly-publicized renewable energy debate.

According to the Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle website, the producers were granted "unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the key players on both sides of the controversy".

The film opens today and will next be viewed in Washington, Newport, RI, Stamford, CT and New York City. Locally Cape Spin will be shown in Provincetown, then on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket towards the end of the summer.

Cape Spin is produced by The Press & the Public Project and Rebirth Productions. It was directed by John Kirby and Robbie Gemmel.

The documentary has already garnered good reviews as it makes its way along the film festival circuit.  This week the Boston Globe called it "a good yarn". Director Robbie Gemmel told the Globe, "I had been following the Cape Wind controversy since it was first proposed in 2001. And I quickly realized it had the ingredients for a fantastic documentary: passionate, powerful, fascinating characters, hot topic, high stakes, based in a gorgeous location."

The Coolidge Corner Theater is at 290 Harvard Street in Brookline, 617-734-2500. A Q&A session will be part of the 7pm and 9:30pm screenings on Friday and Saturday. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on