Movie Screening and Fundraiser
El Viejo y Jesus AKA The Old Man & Jesus
El Viejo y Jesus is a documentary film by the film collective Calle y Media chronicling the lives of two men living on the streets of Caracas in the middle of a fascist offensive trying to stymie the revolutionary process in Venezuela, invigorated by the arrival of Hugo Chávez to the presidency. The lyrical wisdom of the Old Man and the explosive word of Jesús, demonstrate the liberatory commitment of the people of Venezuela, beyond the influence of leaders or any enlightened vanguard. This film is the documented prophecy of a rebellion that minute by minute silently plots from under the bridges and the sewers a world that will sooner or later rise up thirsting for justice.
Before we show the feature we will premiere a short documentary by the BMedia Collective called Los Musicos del Metro (Music of the Subway), filmed during the 2009 PCASC Venezuela delegation. It is the first installment in a five part series exploring the intersection between art and social change in Latin America. Los Musicos follows a collective of Caracas street musicians organizing to perform on the city's subway system. The film gives insight into the dynamics between youth culture, the state and how social change happens within the revolutionary process in Venezuela.
Location: Rio's Space. 4810 NE Garfield.
Date: Sept 17th
Time: Meet and greet: 6pm. Movie: 7pm.
$5-$10 donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Food and drinks will be available!