When the Occupy movement hit the streets of the US and abroad, we here at Cinema Speakeasy were over the moon. As an organization devoted to furthering independent media, we know first-hand how artists of all stripes suffer under a corporate-led system. With little to no public support for the arts, most filmmakers turn to sponsorship or advertisement — with all the strings attached. In short: A new system for our country means a potentially more supportive environment for artists; a world where success is not defined by winning a crowd-sourced Doritos commercial competition.
With all this in mind, Cinema Speakeasy is thrilled to partner with the vital new organization Occupy.com to bring you a free night of short films about the Occupy movement. The film program will last about an hour, with plenty of time for drinking and socializing beforehand. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Occupy.com’s David Sauvage.
Tuesday, May 8th
9:30PM Join us for a post-screening panel on filmmaking and activism, featuring:
Gina Levy (filmmaker)
Abraham Heisler (filmmaker)
Sandrine Orabona (filmmaker)
Lisa Clapier (OccupyLA media producer)
Moderated by David Sauvage (filmmaker, Occupy.com)
Space 15 Twenty
1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles CA. 90028
Entry is free.
Cash bar, bring your designated driver!