“BiG TeA PaRtY Sustainable Living” Movie Night
at the Wooden Shoe Bookstore
BiG TeA PaRtY bringing a rebellious sensibility to the masses
All of BiG TeA PaRtY’s political videos in one program!
WHEN: Saturday, July 18, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
WHERE: People’s Movie Night @ Wooden Shoe Books, 508 S. 5th Street, Philadelphia
Featuring: Act Up Philly members and their direct action techniques; A look back at the 2000 Republican National Convention and the chaos on Philly’s streets; BioDiversity activists vs. Eagles Football fans; And yes, we do manage to sneak in a little bit about healthy eating (you’ve got to keep your strength up to fight the Man).
Plus Q&A with the producers Elizabeth Fiend and Valerie Keller
“Ending an Epidemic: Act Up, Fight Back” [6 min.] ACT UP Philadelphia is a unique and special group that employs empowerment-based grassroots organizing, aggressive non-violent direct action tactics, and an analysis of the AIDS epidemic as a political crisis that can be solved. Meet some of the members of ACT UP Philadelphia and see them in action.
“Books without Borders” [3 min.]
Giant chain booksellers are killing the independent bookstore. An intimate look at a collectively run Anarchist bookstore, The Wooden Shoe, shows us that we must preserve these specialty stores or we run the risk of losing valuable alternative points of view.
“No Butts About It” [12 min.]
A hilarious health video offering gentle encouragement to eat better and not smoke cigarettes. Host Elizabeth Fiend asks tailgating Eagles football fans and grassroots activists at a Clark Park BioDiversity event their opinions about smoking, vegetarians and breakfast.
“Unconventional Coverage: The Message and The Means” [1 hr] This hour long insightful and witty commentary was filmed during the protests that erupted when the Republicans first nominated George Bush for president at their national convention in Philadelphia in 2000. The first segment, “The Message,” communicates the issues radicals sought to air in Philadelphia through sit-downs, parades, street theatre, banners, music, songs, and speeches. Alongside is detailed information on the sorry state of health care in America, our problems with gun violence and our eroding rights to dissent. The second segment, “The Means,” is an invaluable primer covering the Four Big Things that made the Philadelphia demonstrations effective: Direct Action; How to Stage a Protest; Do It Yourself Media (the birth of Philly’s IMC); and Dealing with Police Repression. Talk about your Anarchist Home-Ec!
Winner Best Documentary, Festival of Independents, Philadelphia Film Festival
ABOUT BiG TeA PaRtY Sustainable Living:
Created and Produced by: Elizabeth Fiend: writer / host; Valerie Keller: editor
Creating independent media since 1998, BiG TeA PaRtY’s mission is to promote a sustainable living trinity — nutrition, environmentalism and community activism — a practical, rewarding lifestyle where one’s actions won’t have a negative effect on future generations. We use digital media, the written word and public events to share ideas for leading a creative, low-impact, low-cost, politically engaged lifestyle. We embrace the DIY ‘do it yourself’ philosophy which emphasizes the power of the individual.
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