Tuesday, May 4, 2010

[SDCPJ] National Film Tour - The People Speak


 
 
National Film Tour - The People Speak
Sponsored by The International Socialist Organization 

Thursday May 6, 6PM
Church of the Brethren
3850 Westgate Place, 
San Diego, CA 92105 
(visit sandiegoiso.org for directions)

Using dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries and speeches of everyday Americans, the documentary feature film THE PEOPLE SPEAK gives voice to those who spoke up for social change throughout U.S. history, forging a nation from the bottom up with their insistence on equality and justice. Includes 20 minutes of never-aired footage, including a performance by P!nk. 

Based on Howard Zinn's best-selling books, A People's History of the United States and, with Anthony Arnove, Voices of a People's History, THE PEOPLE SPEAK illustrates the relevance of these passionate historical moments to our society today and reminds us never to take liberty for granted. 

THE PEOPLE SPEAK is produced by Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Chris Moore, Anthony Arnove, and Howard Zinn, co-directed by Moore, Arnove and Zinn, and features dramatic and musical performances by Allison Moorer, Benjamin Bratt, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Chris Robinson, Christina Kirk, Danny Glover, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, David Strathairn, Don Cheadle, Eddie Vedder, Harris Yulin, Jasmine Guy, John Legend, Josh Brolin, Kathleen Chalfant, Kerry Washington, Lupe Fiasco, Marisa Tomei, Martín Espada, Matt Damon, Michael Ealy, Mike O'Malley, Morgan Freeman, P!nk, Q'orianka Kilcher, Reg E. Cathey, Rich Robinson, Rosario Dawson, Sandra Oh, Sean Penn, Staceyann Chin, and Viggo Mortensen.

Proceeds benefit the Socialism 2010 Conference July 1-4 in Oakland.  
DVDs will be available at the event for $16. 
Other Activist Groups are welcome to table at the event. 
If your group is interested in tabling e-mail isosandiego@yahoo.com or call 619-865-0621.


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