By Films For Action
May 1, 2008
Films for Action is excited to be collaborating with the Solidarity! Center to screen some great documentaries every Tuesday of the month starting in May. The Solidarity! Revolutionary Center and Library is located at 1109 Massachusetts st.
Admission is free, with donations being accepted to benefit the Solidarity Center.Here's the lineup for May - all films start at 7pm
May 6th- Tuesday "Films for Action" Film showing: EARTHLINGS
A feature length documentary about humanity's absolute dependence on animals (for pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research) but also illustrates our complete disrespect for these so-called "non-human providers." The film is narrated by Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix (GLADIATOR) and features music by the critically acclaimed platinum artist Moby. Heads up: contains some graphic imagery of the day-today reality for many animals.
May 13th- Tuesday "Films for Action" Film showing: Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes
Provides a riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture. Director Byron Hurt, former star college quarterback, longtime hip-hop fan, and gender violence prevention educator, conceived the documentary as a "loving critique" of a number of disturbing trends in the world of rap music. He pays tribute to hip-hop while challenging the rap music industry to take responsibility for glamorizing destructive, deeply conservative stereotypes of manhood. The documentary features revealing interviews about masculinity and sexism with rappers such as Mos Def, Fat Joe, Chuck D, Jadakiss, and Busta Rhymes, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, and cultural commentators such as Michael Eric Dyson and Beverly Guy-Shetfall.
May 20th- Tuesday "Films for Action" Film showing: Class Dismissed
Breaks important new ground in exploring the ways in which race, gender, and sexuality intersect with class, offering a more complex reading of television's often one-dimensional representations. The video also links television portrayals to negative cultural attitudes and public policies that directly affect the lives of working class people.
May 27th- Tuesday "Films for Action" Film showing: Fourth World War
This film is a look at "the fourth world war", the global resistance of the working people of the world against the war being made on us by the owners of the world. It covers the last few years of this resistance, from the general strike of workers in South Korea, to the resistance to launching the war against Iraq.A little more info about the Solidarity! Center:
The Solidarity! Center is an all-volunteer run lending library, community space, and infoshop. We're located at 1109 Massachusetts St, in downtown Lawrence, KS.
- Over 4,000 rare and radical books available for checkout
- Over 5,000 magazines, periodicals, pamphlets, zines, and other publications available for use within our space
- Monthly events including nationally-renowned speakers, workshops, teach-ins, and live shows
- Free internet access (wireless or through our public computers)
- Free community space for local organizations to hold meetings or other events