Pirate Radio USA

July 25, 2006

Check out the US Premiere of the feature documentary, Pirate Radio USA at the Woods Hole Film Festival, on Monday July 31 at 9:00PM at the Old Woods Hole Firehouse.

The film will also be screened at the Rhode Island International Film Festival on August 10 at 9:00PM at Cinematheque (at the Columbus Theatre) in Providence.

SYNOPSIS:

DJ’s Him and Her, from their live Pirate Radio USA Studio, take you on a rock –n-roll journey inside rogue radio stations across the country to see why Americans defy Federal Law to free the radio airwaves.

On the way see the rise of Big Media, the growth of Citizen Media to encounter it, and witness their showdown over the truth during the 1999 World Trade Organization meetings in Seattle.

To view a trailer, go to www.pirateradiousa.com


100 Second Festival 2006 Friday!

June 1, 2006

(From Jason)

Hey folks,

Just a last minute email regarding the 2006 premiere of the 100 Second Festival.

It’s Tomorrow!!!!

When: June 2nd — 8pm & 10pm (2 separate but identical screenings)

Where: Revolving Museum 22 Shattuck Street Lowell, MA

Admission is $7.00 (free for entrants to this years festival – your name will be on the guest list)

A portion of the proceeds will go towards local Flood Relief.

DVD’s will also be available (hopefully!)

For those that can’t make it, the festival will be posted online at http://100second.ltc.org very shortly.

The festival will also be airing on LTC Channel 8 in Lowell – Thursdays at 10pm.

We look forward to an excellent turnout as this is a terrific crop of videos from all over the world!

Cheers.
Jason


Danny Schechter and Sarah-Ann Shaw

April 30, 2006

Danny Schechter and Sarah-Ann Shaw at Friday's film screening of "Weapons of Mass Deception".


ACMEBoston Co-Sponsored Screening “Weapons of Mass Deception” This Friday April 28

April 26, 2006

ACMEBoston is pleased to announce that we will co-sponsor a screening of Danny Schecther's film, "Weapons of Mass Deception", on Friday, April 28, 2006 at Emerson College.

Details:

There will be a special screening of the critically-acclaimed film on media, propaganda, war and their discontents, "Weapons of Mass Deception," Friday, April 28th, at 7 p.m., at the Bill Bordy Theater at Emerson College (216 Tremont St., Boston, one block from the Boylston St. Green Line T stop).

Director Danny Schecter, well-known human rights and media activist from Boston, will be on hand to introduce the film and take questions from the audience. For more info on the film, check out the "Weapons of Mass Deception" website.

Danny Schecter's work represents a unique combination of independent documentary making with sharp media criticism and analysis. For more info on "The News Dissector", check out his blog.

The screening is sponsored by the Community Media and Technology Program of the College of Public and Community Service at UMass Boston, and co-sponsored by Emerson People for Social Justice, Massachusetts Global Action, and ACMEBoston.

For more info, email Jason Pramas at jpramas@igc.org.


ACMEBoston Member John Gianvito Wednesday April 26th Film Screening

April 24, 2006

Come to a special screening of ACMEBoston member and Emerson College Film Professor John Gianvito's film (click on image below to enlarge or download):


The Mad Songs Of Fernanda Hussein
Directed by John Gianvito

Howard Zinn writes, "Both a work of art and a critical piece of history, The Mad Songs of Fernanda Hussein is throughly engaging as a story and provocative as an examination of American values."

Lucy Parsons Center

549 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA
(617) 267-6272

Director will be present for the screening!!

Made over six years on a minsicule budget with a cast of nonprofessionals, The Mad Songs Of Fernada Hussein melds fiction and documentary to examine the lasting ramifications of the 1991 Persian Gulf War on three characters in New Mexico. The Fernanda Hussein of the title is a Mexican American mother separated from her Arab husband whose children are targeted due to anti-Iraqi sentiments. Interwoven are two other stories, one following a young teenage boy, adrift in his anger, struggling to find a way to affect change; the other, the story of a returning veteran (portrayed by a Gulf war veteran) indelibly marked by what he?s witnessed and participated in.

"My goal was to try to create a time-capsule of what it felt like to be in America during that period, to preserve as best possible the memories I had of that time, with the hope of encouraging reflection." – John Gianvito

Lucy Parsons Center Calendar


ACMEBoston Co-Sponsored Screening, “Weapons of Mass Deception”

April 9, 2006

ACMEBoston is pleased to announce that we will co-sponsor a screening of Danny Schecther's film, "Weapons of Mass Deception", on Friday, April 28, 2006 at Emerson College.

Details:

SAVE THE DATE!

There will be a special screening of the critically-acclaimed film on media, propaganda, war and their discontents, "Weapons of Mass Deception," Friday, April 28th, at 7 p.m., at the Bill Bordy Theater at Emerson College (216 Tremont St., Boston, one block from the Boylston St. Green Line T stop).

Director Danny Schecter, well-known human rights and media activist from Boston, will be on hand to introduce the film and take questions from the audience. For more info on the film, check out the "Weapons of Mass Deception" website.

Danny Schecter's work represents a unique combination of independent documentary making with sharp media criticism and analysis. For more info on "The News Dissector", check out his blog.

The screening is sponsored by the Community Media and Technology Program of the College of Public and Community Service at UMass Boston, and co-sponsored by Emerson People for Social Justice, Massachusetts Global Action, and ACMEBoston.

For more info, email Jason Pramas at jpramas@igc.org.


April 13, 2006 ACMEBoston Event Flyer

March 26, 2006

Here’s the flyer for the Thursday April 13th ACMEBoston Spring Event at UMass Boston, “Class Dismissed: How TV Frames The Working Class”.

Download the PDF here and distribute widely!