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|Benefit screening of "The Yes Men Fix The World"|
|Date||Friday October 30|
|Time||7:00 PM - 11:00 PM|
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|Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street (between Valencia and Guerrero), San Francisco|
|events [at] countercorp.org|
CounterCorp is co-presenting the San Francisco theatrical premiere of the new smash hit documentary, "The Yes Men Fix The World", on Friday, October 30 at the Roxie Theater on 16th Street.Added to the calendar on Thursday Oct 29th, 2009 3:30 PM
The Yes Men are anti-corporate activists Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, who address actual conferences of corporate and international financial institution executives -- and the media -- by secretly masquerading as spokespeople for real corporations and international institutions themselves.
Because their audiences believe they speak for far-too-highly-respected corporations and organizations, their bizarre presentations, policy U-turns, and occasional confessions and apologies on behalf of their "employers" are received with unblinking credulity, as there is literally no idea too far-fetched (or inhumane) for their greed-driven listeners to reject as simply going too far in the pursuit of ever-higher profits ... !
Partial proceeds from both screenings, at 7:00pm and 9:00pm, benefit the 5th Annual Anti-Corporate Film Festival in May 2010. And besides a chance to see this great film, one half of the amazing Yes Men duo -- actor/co-director/co-producer/co-writer Andy Bichlbaum -- will conduct a Q & A after both shows that night.
The film has received rave reviews from a wide cross-section of media -- not just the liberal/progressive wing. Here are just a few quotes:
"Outrageously entertaining ....This movie is glorious testimony to the moral power of satire" -- New York Magazine
"Great fun! It takes some nerve, not to mention diabolical intelligence ... to pull off the elaborate pranks devised by the Yes Men" -- New York Times
"A hilarious movie .... Even if you don't agree with the Yes Men's political agenda, you'll get a big kick out of this movie" -- New York Post
"It shines with raw wit and originality" -- Newsweek
"Funnier and more useful than Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Brüno' " -- The Observer [UK]
"This is the year's top documentary film" -- New Scientist
"Comedic vigilante justice … [a] media-savvy pie-to-the-face" -- USA Today
"Exhilarating" -- Financial Times
For more information about the film -- including a trailer -- visit http://www.theyesmenfixtheworld.com. To order tickets that benefit the 5th Annual Anti-Corporate Film Festival, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/87665. NOTE: There is a good chance both shows on Friday will sell out, so order online to guarantee a seat.
Don't miss this excellent and compelling film, as well as a chance to help CounterCorp raise money for next year's Film Festival. We look forward to seeing you -- along with your friends, family, and co-workers -- at the Roxie this Friday night!