Charles Evans, Jr. (shown at left), and he does a bang-up job on keeping us interested in all of the science, politics, law and lawyering that goes on throughout. His clever and enticing use of animation (below) to help tell the story of the research rats (below and further below) is inspired and often quite amusing, and his re-enactments are filmed and edited so well that we barely have time to notice that they are re-enactments. This is a very professional piece of work, while remaining the honest brand of activist, heart-on-sleeve film-making that does not try to disguise its purpose.
Wendell Gauthier, who proves one of the real heroes here. We also discover, along with Victor in his research, a secondary element in addition to nicotine that could make (perhaps already has?) cigarettes even more addicting.
Film Forum for a two-week run. Surely other venues may be forthcoming. (Click on the movie's web site to learn about further and current viewing options).