Check out this awesome short film about Occupy the Film Festival by Amanda Hass of Paper Tiger Television. Thanks to Amanda for capturing the festivities! Filmmaker Q+A sessions will be posted soon.
Part II of Dr. Torchin’s review of Occupy the Film Festival is now available in Souciant magazine: http://souciant.com/2012/09/occupy-the-film-festival-part-ii/
This and other press coverage will be posted on our new “Press” page above.
Great festival coverage by reporter Michelle Chen in The Progressive:
Thanks again to the filmmakers, photographers, designers, projectionists and independent journalists who participated in the festival; to Anthology Film Archives for hosting us; to our sponsors who generously promoted the festival (Cinema Libre Studios, Haymarket Books, Queers for Economic Justice, People’s Production House, Global Action Project, Paper Tiger TV, Deep Dish TV and Media Action Grassroots Network); and to everyone who came out to Occupy the Film Festival!
Stay tuned for photos, videos and more coverage of Occupy the Film Festival!
It was a great weekend at Occupy the Film Festival! We’re occupying the streets now for S17, so will be back in the next few days with a full report on the festival.
Don’t miss Day 2 of Occupy the Film Festival!
On Sunday, September 16, at 7:30 pm, our program takes a broader view of the economic system and the underlying issues that gave rise to the Occupy Wall Street movement. We are extremely proud to host the New York City premiere of We’re Not Broke, a brilliant film that tells us exactly how corporations have hidden a trillion dollars overseas while their politicians claim, “We’re broke” and slash public budgets.
The feature will be followed by an exclusive question-and-answer session with the filmmakers and experts from the film and will be preceded by Occupy Economics, a short film about the University of Massachusetts economists who drafted a pledge in support of OWS, and Default: The Student Loan Documentary, a must-see film for anyone struggling with this and other forms of vicious and paralyzing debt.
After your S16 activities, come to Anthology Film Archives, at the corner of 2nd Avenue and 2nd Street in downtown NYC. See Occupy photography by award-winning artists, fabulous posters from the Occuprint collective, occupied newspapers from all over the country and information from our eight stellar media and economic justice partners. Tickets are on sale online here with just a click until Sunday morning at 7:30 am.
Dir. Sara Blom Arrives in NYC; Surprise Performers TODAY at Occupy the Film Festival! Doors Open at 5:30 pm!14 Sep
Director Sara Blom is thrilled to be here in New York City for the U.S. premiere of her film, Fair Square: Occupy Amsterdam, at Occupy the Film Festival TODAY (Saturday, September 15) at 6 pm at Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave. + 2nd Street.
For those of us mired in local movements, this is a rare opportunity to experience the movement internationally.
Sara was at Occupy Amsterdam, camera in hand, every single day for the life of the encampment. She captures the life and death of the camp with compassion and honesty, and through the detail, artfully reveals a much deeper story about the movement as a whole. Occupy Amsterdam is exquisitely photographed and reaches far beyond conventional documentary format to give us insight into the heart of a nascent and struggling social movement.
Her film was chosen for the Dutch National Film Festival new filmmakers competition in Utrecht, The Netherlands, later this month (yes, “the” national film festival in Holland!) and she is a recipient of the prestigious WWIK artists grant, which allowed her to complete this film over the course of the past year.
Please come see her film TODAY at 6 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm) and enjoy an exclusive Q+A with Director Sara Blom.
**AND DON’T MISS THE SPECIAL SURPRISE PERFORMERS AFTER HER SHOW! ** GET YOUR TICKETS NOW AND OCCUPY THE FILM FESTIVAL TOMORROW!
People’s Production House is a journalism and production institute focused on producing stories that bring unheard voices to the fore. We are proud to be working with them on Occupy the Film Festival, where other unheard voices will be heard this weekend at Anthology Film Archives! For more information on all of our partners, please see our Partners page.
Please help us support these voices: Get your tickets today to Occupy the Film Festival!
Just three days until the Occupy arts extravaganza at Anthology Film Archives at the corner of 32 Second Avenue and 2nd Street in downtown NYC!
After your days of S15-S16 actions, enjoy a year of Occupy in film, photography, design, projection and independent journalism! Gain perspective on the movement and meet fellow artist-Occupiers!
Folks are making their weekend plans, and ticket sales are indeed picking up! Anthology does not sell advance tickets, but we do: please buy yours here and don’t be disappointed at the box office!
We are getting the word out on WBAI and WKCR (links forthcoming), but can use all the help our small volunteer collective can get with publicity! OWS is tweeting about us, won’t you do the same? Help us Occupy the Film Festival by, for and with the 99%!
Did you know that dozens of Occupied print newspapers sprung up all over the country this past year? Occupy the Film Festival will be displaying a selection of these papers at Occupy the Film Festival on September 15 and 16 in the lobby of the Courthouse Theater at Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue at 2nd Street. These papers are STILL publishing! For more information, please see our Exhibits page.
As mainstream newspapers shut down, independent press exploded in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Come see why at Occupy the Film Festival! Avoid the ticket lines and secure your seats with just a click now. Tickets are only $10 general, $8 students/seniors, $6 members for an entire arts experience. Getting tickets now will also help us cover the costs we’re incurring now to put this event together, so please do so today and help us Occupy the Film Festival!