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The Corporation Premieres at The Castro!
Date Friday June 04
Time 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Details
The Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA
415-621-6120
Event Type Screening
Organizer/Author
THE CORPORATION will be playing at The Castro Theatre from June 4-16th.

Screening times are daily: 1:00, 4:30, 8:00

Admission Prices
(At the door)
Adult : $8.50
Senior : $5.50
Child : $5.50
Matinee (First show of the day): $5.50

“The next Bowling for Columbine.”
—Globe and Mail

“Provocative, entertaining, and at times chilling.”
—Indiewire

Winner of the Audience Award at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, The Corporation is an insightful, engaging and humorous exploration of this very peculiar entity. 150 years ago, corporations were relatively insignificant. Today, they are a dramatic and pervasive presence in all our lives. Like the Church, the Monarchy and the Communist Party in other times and places, the corporation is today’s dominant institution. This feature documentary takes a look at the very nature of the corporation. Considered a “person” under the law, filmmakers Mark Achbar (co-director of Manufacturing Consent), Jennifer Abbott and Joel Bakan ask “What kind of person is it?” And they conclude that it meets all the diagnostic criteria of a psychopath. The Corporation questions the sanity of granting so much power to such a person, this institution with the legal obligation to serve the bottom line and no need to account for “human” values. The film deftly blends interviews with newsreel footage, early TV advertisements, B movies, and corporate propaganda films. It uses dramatic case studies to explore the impacts the corporation has on our environment, our children, our health, our media, our democracy, and even our genes—and what people are doing in response.With Noam Chomsky, Peter Drucker, Milton Friedman, Naomi Klein, Michael Moore as themselves. A film by Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott and Joel Bakan. Based on the book “The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power” by Joel Bakan. (2003) 145m.
http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/corporation
http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/corporation/trailer.med.html
Added to the calendar on Monday May 10th, 2004 5:02 PM
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