Opening Night Screening and Performance
Sneak preview. Followed by discussion with readers and musicians Staceyann Chin, Michael Ealy, Martín Espada, Rick Robinson of the Black Crowes, David Strathairn, and Harris Yulin, and directors Zinn, Arnove, and Moore
Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
Includes the following film:
The People Speak
2008. USA. Directed by Howard Zinn, Anthony Arnove, Chris Moore. With John Legend, Matt Damon, Rosario Dawson, Benjamin Bratt, Marisa Tomei, Danny Glover, Josh Brolin, Viggo Mortensen, Sandra Oh, Eddie Vedder, and others. The People Speak is inspired by Zinn's books A People's History of the United States and (co-authored with Anthony Arnove) Voices of a People's History of the United States. Examples of resistance to social injustice throughout U.S. history inspire viewers to recognize the power of ordinary people to enact momentous change. Lesser-known activists are represented alongside icons like Martin Luther King and Harriet Tubman in this stirring record of civil disobedience as a defining characteristic of American political life. Special thanks to Alternative, SEIU, and SohoMuse. 90 min.