"Third Party: Political Alternatives in the Age of Duopoly"
Saturday, January 31st, 1 pm
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street
$5 donation requested
All proceeds benefit the Portland Metro Chapter of the Pacific Green Party
This 2003 documentary by director Michael Burns makes a comprehensive survey of today's major United States third party efforts. It includes interviews with leaders in the Libertarian, Green, Reform, Labor, Communist, Socialist, Working Families and Workers World Parties. These are interspersed with commentary from activists and academics including Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Francis Fox Piven, Ronnie Dugger, Jeremy Brecher and others. The film looks carefully at what motivates and inspires parties vying for a foothold in a country so dominated politically by the Democrats and Republicans.
"This documentary provides important insight into our political system. It should inspire fresh thinking about alternatives which offer hope for true democracy in our country." - Howard Zinn, Author, _A People's History of the United States_
For more information about the screening: www.pdxgreens.org or (503) 235-0300 For more info about the documentary: www.thirdpartypolitics.org