P L E A S E F O R W A R D W I D E L Y T O
N Y C B A S E D F I L M & P E A C E B U F F S
The Brecht Forum
451 West St. (Betw Bank & Bethune)
New York, NY 10014
(212) 242- 4201
Contact: Liz Roberts (212) 228-0450 x104 or liz@...
The War Resisters League and the Brecht Forum present
SCREENPEACE: AN ANTIWAR FILM FESTIVAL
With a foreword by filmmaker John Sayles, Screenpeace: An Antiwar Film
Festival, the War Resisters League 2007 Peace Calendar, looks at more than
50 antiwar films and videos from the last 20 years, from Hollywood
blockbusters like Syriana to grassroots documentaries. This winter, see a
rich selection of films and videos selected from the calendar at
"Screenpeace: the Festival," including:
Thursday, February 1 Men with Guns. Director: John Sayles, USA, 1997.
Spanish, English, Nahuatl, Maya, Tzotzil. 127 min.
Sayles' only Spanish-language film (so far), this is the story of one man's
belated political awakening: After his wife's death, an aging doctor in an
unnamed Latin American country goes on a quest for his legacy and finds,
instead, his country¹s legacy of violence.
Friday, February 9 The Camden 28. The draft board raids of the late '60s and
early '70s were an attempt to stop the U.S. Selective Service from
conducting business as usual and prefigured the Plowshares movement that
followed. One such raid was planned in Camden, NJ, in August of 1971and
stopped by the FBI when a member of the planning group blew the whistle on
the project. This is the story of the plan, the betrayal, the trial of the
so-called conspirators, and its dramatic outcome.
Friday, February 16 The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It. The
story of the conscientious objectors of World War II, many of whom, like
Dave Dellinger, Bill Sutherland, and WRL¹s own Ralph DiGia, spent the war
years in prisonand radicalized the peace movement when they got out.
Plus discussions with filmmakers, heroes whose works are celebrated in the
films, and other surprise guests, and selected shorts, including one from
the Paper Tiger series Shocking and Awful, and WRL¹s own Military Myths.
All screenings at 8 PM. For tickets, call (212) 228-0450. Calendars will be
for sale. For more information about the films being shown or to purchase
the calendar,see www.warresisters.org <http://www.warresisters.org
Screenings $10 each
$7.50 for seniors and students
A benefit for the War Resisters League