The film “Grassroots,” set in Seattle and directed by Stephen Gyllenhaall, interviewed James on Capitol Hill in Seattle last Wednesday. They filmed him discussing a number of policy issues with residents as part of the film’s effort to profile Independent and grassroots candidates in the Seattle-area. On Friday, he spoke after the screening of the film about the need for an independent voice in Congress. He met people from the audience afterwards in the theater lobby, including residents from the 8th. The issues at stake in this campaign are very serious, but there is humor around every corner when running a campaign as an Independent with no party preference.