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McLibel at the Red Vic Movie House 8/28 - 8/30
Date Monday August 29
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Event Type Screening
Organizer/Authormanagers
RED VIC MOVIE HOUSE
1727 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
415-668-3994
http://www.redvicmoviehouse.com

Sunday, August 28 – Tuesday, August 30
McLibel
Dir. Frann Armstorng UK 2005
McLibel documents the highly publicized court case between the McDonald’s corporation and a former postman and a gardener from London (Helen Steel and Dave Morris). McDonald’s tried to sue the two for distributing leaflets that attacked all aspects of the corporations’ Mcbusiness. In what became the longest trial in English legal history, the "McLibel 2" represented themselves against McDonald’s $19 million legal team. The result was a huge corporate PR disaster, with every aspect of the corporation’s business cross-examined: from junk food and Mcjobs, to animal cruelty, environmental damage and the company’s advertising to children. Meanwhile, outside the courtroom, Dave brought up his young son alone and Helen supported herself by working nights in a bar. Filmed over ten years, McLibel features reenactments of key courtroom scenes that were directed by Ken Loach. It addresses the power multinational corporations wield over our everyday lives and offers two unlikely heroes who are changing our McWorld. (85m)
Sun: 2:00, 4:00, 7:15, 9:15; Mon & Tues: 7:15, 9:15

Added to the calendar on Monday Aug 22nd, 2005 2:40 PM

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