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"Punishment Park" Screens for Defiant Occupy Wall Street Protesters

ReelPolitik By Anthony Kaufman | ReelPolitik November 15, 2011 at 6:33PM

Tonight, at Zuccotti Park, a group calling itself Occupy Cinema has announced a last minute screening of Peter Watkins's incendiary 1971 classic "Punishment Park." The event will follow the 7PM Occupy Cinema working group meeting, which will take place at 60 Wall Street.
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Tonight, at Zuccotti Park, a group calling itself Occupy Cinema has announced a last minute screening of  Peter Watkins's incendiary 1971 classic "Punishment Park." The event will follow the 7PM Occupy Cinema working group meeting, which will take place at 60 Wall Street.

From their press release:

"Told in Watkins’s typical deadpan non-fictional style, the film features a non-professional cast of Vietnam protesters who have chosen to forgo prison sentences in exchange for participating in police exercises in the desert—in which they are brutally hunted down by a bloodthirsty pack of totalitarian thugs in uniform."

"Occupy Cinema was conceived from the get-go as a sustainable operation that could outlast any fluctuation in Zuccotti Park’s stability. Screenings inside the park—part recreation, part awareness—are only one part of our group’s mission, which encompasses the development of an open digital platform for media related to the occupation; facilitating speakers and discussions related to progressive and independent media; advancing alternatives to mainstream films produced through underhanded corporate practices and by studios owned by corrupt conglomerates—and more.

"As long as there are protesters in Zuccotti Park, we will screen there. In the meantime, in addition to our weekly meetings, we are developing a number of screenings and events to take place at other venues with the goal of aiding and nourishing the occupy movement. We are an open collective and invite others to join us."

Stay updated on Occupy Cinema's activities at http://www.occupycinema.org

This article is related to: Occupy Wall Street

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