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Hopium: Confronting Facism in the Obama Era

Thursday, May 28, 2009
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Type:
Franklin López
Location Details:
Roxie Theater
3125 16th St
near 16th and Mission BART

Hopium: Confronting Fascism in the Obama Era
Thursday May 28th
7:00 pm & 9:00 pm
Roxie Theater
3125 16th St (near 16th and Mission BART)
Admission $10

An evening of underground film and discussion with Franklin "The Stimulator" López of

Join the subMedia posse – survival of the smartest starts now! Producer, videographer and creative genius Franklin Lopez exposes crucial current trends with video montages that mix culture jamming, news, satire, music and action to scratch the social justice itch.

Hopium is a crash course on the countercultures, protest movements, and underground forces set to collide in the post-Bush world. Hopium delivers 90 minutes of short films, mashups, and clips from Frank's series It's the End of the World and We Know It and I Feel Fine, the world's most subversive news show. The evening culminates with highlights from the forthcoming END:CIV, and the documentary hit GROUND NOISE & STATIC, a video report from the Democratic and Republican national conventions in 2008.

Untold stories of the 2008 presidential conventions 

GROUND NOISE & STATIC is a manifesto. We went to Denver and St. Paul to take the pulse of the movement. Corporate media would cover the platitudes and posturing of the politicians, we were interested in something else, a story hidden in plain sight, captured in the now-classic street chant, “This is what democracy looks like.” 

This independent documentary was produced by Franklin López (subMedia.TV) and PepperSpray Productions, with contributions by over a dozen indy journalists and media activists. Must-see video for everyone who cares about a free press, police brutality, or democratic rights. 30 minutes, also available on DVD.

GROUND NOISE & STATIC is the direct result of a wonderful collaboration with many indymedia-style activists and journalists who all pitched in for the common good and success of their various efforts to tell their “Unconventional” stories.

(in production)
END:CIV is the first feature film to analyze our culture’s addiction to systemic violence, industrial capitalism and environmental exploitation, as evidenced by the current epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations. Based on the best-selling book by Derrick Jensen and the runaway success of director Franklin Lopez, END:CIV asks: “”If your homeland was invaded by aliens who cut down the forests, poisoned the water and air, and contaminated the food supply, would you resist?”
Since its humble beginnings in 1994, subMedia has grown from a small group of determined filmmakers into a grassroots network of socially and politically engaged artists and individuals. subMedia scrutinizes popular culture and media through the production of film, performance art, video, music and zines.

Equal parts performance and protest, an attitude of "art following action" defines subMedia’s productions. From the regularly released and highly produced video blog It’s the End of the World as We Know It, to the collaborative documentary GROUND NOISE & STATIC, their work injects a radical analysis into the culture with a double dose of satire and subversion  
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