Rick presented The Strait Guys at the Moldox International Documentary Film Festival for Social Change, running from June 21-25, 2023 in Cahul, Moldova. It was the first screening of the film in a former Soviet republic. The film was well-received, and the screening was followed by a lengthy discussion about George and his vision of connecting the world by rail. Moldox is a small, excellently-curated festival in the self-proclaimed cultural capital of Moldova, Cahul. The festival director Maxim and his wonderful team were very welcoming, and there were ample opportunities to taste the fine Moldovan wine which is still a
Rick was the mystery guest on Leon Logothetis' weekly podcast "Spontaneous Moments of Conversation". View the video or listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. In this unscripted conversation, the "Kindness Guy" Leon meets Rick for the first time, and asks him about his life as an American independent filmmaker living in Berlin. Much of the conversation focuses on Rick's most recent film The Strait Guys, which is being released theatrically throughout Germany on June 2nd.
Rick sat down for an interview with Ross Ashcroft from Renegade, Inc. in London to discuss his new film The Strait Guys and the InterContinental Railway. Scott Spencer, Chief Project Advisor of the ICR, joined them via Zoom from his home in West Virginia. View the entire thirty-minute discussion, download the transcription, and read the extensive commentary here.
After twelve years of production, The Strait Guys is finally being released. Tomorrow, April 2, 2022 is the world premiere at the It's All True (É Tudo Verdade) film festival in Brazil. The film will stream for one week in Brazil at this link. Please tell your friends in Brazil! Thanks! Yes, in light of the horrific Russian invasion of Ukraine, which I absolutely condemn, it's an odd time to release a film about peaceful US-Russian collaboration. But now, more than ever, it's important to focus on ways of overcoming the military-industrial complex trap with its perennial wars and senseless death and