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Free Screening of "We Interrupt This Empire" at Dolores Park
Date Friday July 04
Time 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Dolores Park (@ 19th and Dolores St.)
Event Type Screening
Organizer/Author
Whispered Media and the Video Activist Network (VAN) present an xtra jolly 4th of July 99% PATRIOT + FAT- FREE** film screening. Free ! when you order xtra fries with your very own rogue state Now ! " WE INTERRUPT THIS EMPIRE... " and a host of xtra juicy war-resistant shorts yep, (another) world premiere right here in the heartland of our more or less united Mission district 8:30 pm - performances 9:00 pm - films begin not-yet-confirmed performances by - The Ronald Reagan Home for the Criminally Insane ( i.e. republican porn ) - Sistah Siren and - BBQ-ed beats by Enemy Combatant Radio djs all absolutely Free ! ... while earth's supplies last ** Warning: not responsible for nausea, and/or belly-aches induced by laughter, which may result from viewing film shorts like " Meatheadus Supremus" and other related "Empire" footage . Bring yur blankets to sit on or curl up in, an xtra sweater, and whatever yummy treats you'll need to wash down another star-spangled independence day in the good ol' US of A. Did we mention it's FREE ! ? no ,really ! *** And don't forget the extraordinary SF Mime Troupe will be premiering their new show earlier that day in Dolores park at 2pm " Veronique of the Mounties " www.sfmt.org AND then head to The Lab for the opening of ART PROPAGANDA WAR Group Exhibition July 2-July 12 Opening Reception: Friday, July 4, 5-8 PM Gallery hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-6 PM In an invitational group exhibition coordinated by Michael Rauner and Allegra Fortunati, Bay Area artists use the public forum for creative acts of dissent. This exhibition will recognize visual and performed public artworks about propaganda and war by local activists and artists. *** have a radical summer !! from all the vid-actives at ... www.videoactivism.org www.whisperedmedia.org www.sf.indymedia.org *** excerpt from press release: WE INTERRUPT THIS EMPIRE..., a documentary about the anti-war protests that shut down San Francisco. What happens when a trigger-happy cowboy with a pocket full of loot aims his guns on an oil-rich, people-poor nation? The San Francisco Bay Area Video Activist Network presents the story you won't see on Fox News: an eye-popping, jaw-dropping look at the Bay Area's radical resistance to an illegal war. "We Interrupt This Empire..." is a collaborative work by many of the Bay Area's independent video activists which documents the direct actions that shut down the financial district of San Francisco in the weeks following the United States' invasion of Iraq. With the audio backdrop including the live broadcasts of Enemy Combatant Radio from the SF Independent Media Center and the SFPD's own tactical communications ,the documentary takes a look at the diverse show of resistance from the streets of San Francisco as well as providing a critique of the corporate media coverage of the war and exploring such issues as the Military Industrial Complex, attack on civil liberties, and the United States' current imperialist drive.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Feb 3rd, 2004 10:23 AM

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