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Yes Men to kick of film series
Bowen in Transition is pleased to present another season of excellent films, focusing on timely and relevant topics for Bowen Islanders, from both a global and local perspective.
This September, we begin the series with The Yes Men Save the World. This is a hilarious and hard-hitting film featuring Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, the “Yes Men” – two guys who combine political activism, performance art, and the love of a good prank in the name of demanding that the private sector take responsibility for the damage it has done to the world and its people.
The exploits of Bichlbaum and Bonanno were chronicled in the 2003 documentary The Yes Men, and their further adventures have spawned a second film, The Yes Men Fix the World, which follows the radical pranksters as they claim responsibility for a major environmental disaster in Bhopal on European television, demonstrate a new corporate rescue orb, “defend” corporate interests in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and publish a mock edition of The New York Times that declares the end of the war in Iraq.
The Yes Men Fix the World received its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. The movie will screen on September 21. Admission is by donation. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the film will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Films and dates to follow include: Economics of Happiness (October 26), Revolution (November 23) and Chasing Ice (December 7).