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Film Screening: Obscene - doc on Barney Rosset, Grove Press and First Amendment issues

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Date:
Friday, December 05, 2008
Time:
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Movies on a Big Screen
Location Details:
600 4th St, West Sacramento (corner of 4th & F in West Sac, just over the river from downtown Sacramento - parking lot is off of F between 4th & 5th Streets).

Friday, Dec. 5

7 PM and 9:30 PM

Location: 600 4th St, West Sacramento (corner of 4th & F in West Sac, just over the river from downtown Sacramento - parking lot is off of F between 4th & 5th Streets).

Admission: $5.00

Obscene

Barney Rosset is the greatest American publisher of the twentieth century and the most influential cultural figure that you haven't heard of. Under Rosset, Grove Press and Evergreen Review fought decisive battles, including many before the state and federal supreme courts, defeated legal censorship, and opened American life to new and dangerous currents of freedom. But Rosset's public fight against hypocrisy and injustice is inextricable from his tumultuous personal life: the same unyeilding, quixotic, restless energy that upended centuries of law brought Rosset perilously close to destruction.

With: Barney Rosset, Amiri Baraka, Jim Carroll, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Al Goldstein, Erica Jong, Ray Manzarek, Michael McClure, John Rechy, Ed Sanders, John Sayles, Gore Vidal, and John Waters.

And archival footage featuring Lenny Bruce, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Henry Miller, and Malcolm X.

This recently screened at The Roxie in San Francisco, and it's a great look at Rosset and first amendment issues, particularly within the realm of publishing.

Local author, poet, CSUS professor and co-founder of the publishing company Roan Press, Brad Buchanan will be in attendance to speak and discuss issues in the film following the 7 PM screening only (there will be no speaker after the 9:30 PM screening of this).

And this one is co-sponsored by The Book Collector - 1008 24th St (between J and K streets)!! Don't forget 'em if you're out shopping for Christmas presents - it's a great, friendly indie used book store that does a ton of stuff to support local poetry and literature! And us!!!

This recently screened at The Roxie in San Francisco, and it's a great look at Rosset and first amendment issues, particularly within the realm of publishing.

Local author, poet, CSUS professor and co-founder of the publishing company Roan Press, Brad Buchanan will be in attendance to speak and discuss issues in the film following the 7 PM screening only (there will be no speaker after the 9:30 PM screening of this).

And this one is co-sponsored by The Book Collector - 1008 24th St (between J and K streets)!! Don't forget 'em if you're out shopping for Christmas presents - it's a great, friendly indie used book store that does a ton of stuff to support local poetry and literature! And us!!!
Added to the calendar on Fri, Nov 28, 2008 10:30AM
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