Wednesday, August 25th, 7pm
Through interviews with historians and commentators like Howard Zinn, Michael Parenti, and Mike Ruppert, filmmaker Christine Rose set out to answer questions like these: what is fascism, and why does that word increasingly appear in the alternative and foreign media when referencing the United States? Are we losing our civil liberties? Do Americans know what their government is doing? How much of the daily news is well-disguised propaganda? The film also explores the U.S. government's reasons for going to war in Afghanistan and Iraq, and turns a critical eye on the events of Sept. 11th.
Wednesday, September 1st, 7pm
When MoveOn.org marshalled a small army of volunteers to keep tabs on whether Fox news was biased in its reporting of news, even they were surprised at the blatant degree of partisanship evident in the company's programming. This film chronicles their results, and shows the dangers of media concentration in the hands of a powerful few. From acclaimed director Robert Greenwald.
Wednesday, September 8th, 7pm
The End of Suburbia
What would you do without the oil that fuels our society? This is increasingly becoming a relevant, non-academic question, as oil prices climb steadily in the face of limited supply and unlimited demand. 95% of our transportation system runs on oil. Every calorie of food we eat used up between four and ten calories of non-renewable energy in its production. Will this cause the end of suburbia, and how will we adapt?
Wednesday, September 15th, 7pm
Orwell Rolls In His Grave
Commenting on Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11," Peter Rainer wrote, "The manipulation of the shocked-and-awed press deserves a movie of its own." And lo and behold, we have a good one: Robert Kane Pappas' committed documentary about the media.
All events are FREE (well, we'll take a donation if you insist) and take place at Laughing Horse Books, 3652 SE Division, 7 pm, and last for about 90 minutes. For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.