Wednesday, February 29, 2012

March 2: Occupy the Cinemas

"Inspired by Occupy Portland's February 29 "Shut Down the Corporations" Day of Action, we call on people to Occupy the Cinemas on Friday, March 2nd, and show Hollywood and the Motion Picture Association of America that you are AGAINST its lobbying for draconian anti-Piracy legislation (i.e. SOPA); its restrictive, secretive and double-standard Ratings system; its monopolization of world movie markets and suppression of independent cinemas; and its massive, manipulative advertising machine that forces movies down our throats:

On Friday, March 2nd, boycott Hollywood "product" and support a non-corporate film instead."

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Films For the Occupation

"As a political movement, Occupy Wall Street has attracted plenty of headlines, buzz and creative energy. Now, this being New York, it has its own film series. Rooftop Films, in partnership with several movie houses throughout the city, is presenting a free series of four films from Dec. 13 to 16 featuring issues that ignited the demonstrations."

Starting with:
Just Do It: A Tale of Modern-Day Outlaws 
 (reRun Gastropub Theater, Dec 13)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New Beverly Cinema, Los Angeles, CA


"I ... cannot stand idly by and let digital projection destroy the art that I live for. As one voice I cannot change the future, but hopefully if enough film lovers speak up, we can prove to the studios that repertory cinema is important and that we want 35mm to remain available to screen. Please sign this petition and forward it to any cinephiles you know. Let's fight for 35mm!"