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View other events for the week of 9/ 5/2004
Sun 9/5 Screening of new RNC protest video, Surplus, & Bamboozled
Date Sunday September 05
Time 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Location Details
West Berkeley location. Call 1-800-GUN-NUMB on the day of for location details.
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorS.P.A.Z.
SPAZ Movie Night - Every Sunday 8:30pm
http://www.spaz.org
West Berkeley location. Call 1-800-GUN-NUMB on the day of for location details.

Lineup for this Sunday September 5th:

Surplus: Terrorized Into Being Consumers
Bamboozled
plus
Street Level TV's new RNC protest episode which includes footage from the streets of NY last week.
Short films including "Dumpster Diving 102" (The sequel to "Dumpster Diving 101")
Vegan snacks
Tasty homebrew
$3 - 5 suggested donations (No one turned away for lack of funds)


Surplus: Terrorized Into Being Consumers
Directed by Erik Gandini
52 minutes
Consumer confidence has been low since September 11. A quick war against
Iraq was supposed to be the only way to restore that confidence - and our
happiness. But is shopping our salvation? Do we have a choice?

SURPLUS is an intense visual odyssey filmed for over three years in eight
different countries. From the explosive riot days in Genoa 2001 to $7000
sex dolls in the US, SURPLUS explores the destructive nature of consumer
culture. Stunning editing and breathtaking cinematography turns the notion
that 20% of the world is gobbling up 80% of its resources from pure
statistics into an overwhelming emotional experience.

The world was shocked when young protesters in Seattle, Genoa and
Gothenburg attacked shop windows, cars and banks. SURPLUS sets off on a
world journey seeking the answer to the question: why is the lifestyle of
consumerism a source of such rage today? Against a familiar backdrop of
cynical world leaders, corporate captains and Microsoft fanatics, the film
focuses on the controversial anarchist writer John Zerzan, whose
call for property damage has inspired many to take to the streets.
http://www.atmo.se/?pageID=4&articleID=382

Bamboozled
Directed by Spike Lee
135 minutes
A blistering satire of network television's pitfalls and prejudices, and a humorous look at how race, ratings and the pursuit of power lead to a television writer's stunning rise and tragic downfall. Harvard-educated writer Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans), the only black employee on the staff of a struggling television network, suggests the most absurd idea for a pilot that he can possibly imagine, hoping it will convince his tyrannical boss, Dunwitty (Michael Rapaport), to terminate his contract and fire him. The hook: instead of white actors in black face, the show stars black actors in even blacker face.
http://www.newline.com/sites/bamboozled/

SPAZ Weekly Movie Night happens EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT starting 8:30pm.
West Berkeley location. Call 1-800-GUN-NUMB on the day of for location details.
http://www.spaz.org
Added to the calendar on Sunday Sep 5th, 2004 11:41 AM
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