MARK RUFFALO: No way. Okay. Okay, wow. I was not expecting that honestly. Whew.
Okay. I have to, first of all, thank Open Road. Thank Participant. Thank our producers. Thank Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, who who just who just took every single opportunity to tell the truth. They didn't take any cheap way. It was always the truth, and honored these people, these victims, who are dead, and the survivors, who are still alive of one of the most horrific things that our culture has allowed to happen. And and this movie allows them to be seen in a world, in a world that has been blind to them.
And so, it is such an honor to be standing in front of you on behalf of them and this amazing cast.
And I want to pass this to Michael, who I love, because he should be talking tonight as well.
MICHAEL KEATON: Thanks. Thanks. This is for how great these guys are, but for me, personally, I think I speak for everyone. Honestly, this is not only for the survivors of this horrific situation, but for me, personally. And I'm only speaking for me, this is really for the disenfranchised everywhere. This is for every Flint, Michigan in the world. This is for the powerless. This is for the powerful, who take advantage of the powerless. And you can hang me for that. I don't really care. That's who I am proud to be part of this. And thank you very much.
It comes down to two things: There's fair and there's unfair. And I'm always going to vote for the fair. I'm always going to vote for the good guys.
Thanks for this. This means a lot.