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Theatre 80 and WingFlix present a documentary series of films from around the world and shorts from Occupy Wall Street. Tickets are $10 and may be ordered online here. Come in and have a drink at Theatre80’s William Barnacle Tavern and talk to the filmmakers. Charles Krezell curates this series.
Monday, December 5 @7:30pm
“The Battle for Brooklyn” 2011, 93 minute documentary. Brooklyn
BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN follows the story of reluctant activist Daniel Goldstein as he struggles to save his home and community from being demolished to make way for a professional basketball arena and the densest real estate development in U.S. history. To be shown with “Month One” 13 minute an Occupy Wall Street documentary short. Filmmaker, Michael Galinsky will attend.
Tuesday, December 6 @7:30pm
“Medium Hot” 2008, 88 minutes experiment film that straddles the line of documentary and fiction. NYC
MEDIUM HOT is a digital update of Haskell Wexler's 60s classic film, MEDIUM COOL. Ethan and Mac take a road trip to Manhattan for the Republican National Convention. They plan to party, sleep in their car and make fun of the political process. But when they meet Naomi, a passionate political activist, they are introduced into the underground world of radical independent media. Filmmaker, Charles Krezell will attend. To be shown with “Right here All Over” 9 minute an Occupy Wall Street documentary by Alex Mallis.
Wednesday, December 7 @7:30pm
“Toxic Soup” 2010 documentary 88 minutes West Virginia, Kentucky
It’s the politics of pollution as giant corporations manipulate the system to delay environmental reform, endangering the lives of people all over the world for increased profits. “Toxic Soup” shares the stories of everyday folks fighting to keep their blood, water and air safe from pollution. With “Mountain Man”, a 10 minute documentary short. Co-Producer Sergei Krasikov will attend.
Tuesday, December 13 @8.00pm
“The Orange Chronicles” 2006, documentary 98 minutes Ukraine
The 2004 Orange Revolution in Ukraine was a massive demonstration of people for democracy and against electoral fraud. Millions braved freezing weather conditions to fight against stolen elections.
THE ORANGE CHRONICLES is a powerfully moving and unique examination of Ukraine's Orange Revolution from the perspective of an intrepid Ukrainian-American filmmaker, recording the build-up to what turned out to be one of the most astonishing bloodless political turnarounds in recent history. Filmmaker, Damian Kolodiy will attend.
Wednesday, December 14 @7:30pm
“Granito, how to nail a dictator” 2011, documentary 103 minutes, Guatemala, Spain, U.S.
GRANITO is a story of destinies joined by Guatemala’s past, and how a documentary film intertwined with a nation’s turbulent history emerges as an active player in the present.
Thursday, December 15 @7:30pm
“Bigger than the Beatles, Obama and the Peeps” documentary 81 minutes, Washington, D.C.
Bigger than the Beatles takes you to Washington, D.C. for the week of January 20, 2009, and Inauguration of Barack Obama. It captures the energy and spirit of that historic event as seen through the eyes of Everyday People.