Occupy Cinema Perseveres; Sunday Night Shorts in Zuccotti Park

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by Anthony Kaufman
November 26, 2011 9:59 PM
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If Occupy Wall Street has suffered physical setbacks in the last week, several events surrounding the movement continue. On the Sunday evening after Thanksgiving weekend, and that unhappy vision of capitalist excess known as Black Friday, the collective known as Occupy Cinema is screening three films at 5pm in the now famous/infamous Zuccotti Park, with work by Abigail Child, Henry Hills and Saul Levine that "explore issues of police crowd control, urban homelessness and the economic difficulties of avant-garde artists."

According to a press release, the films are Levine's 1973 short "The Big Stick," which intercuts two Charlie Chaplin shorts centering on policemen with newsreel footage of police crowd control and street fighting; Hills' 1985 film "Money," which centers around a discussion of economic problems facing avant-garde artists in the Reagan era ("a speedy think-piece on cash and chaos in post-capitalist New York"--Katherine Dieckmann) and Child's 1996 work "B/SIDE," a provocative exploration of the urban homeless.

For more information, visit: http://www.occupycinema.org/

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