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Art for the 99%: L.A. Artists, Funny or Die to Define Movement via Sweeping Cultural Event

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood March 29, 2012 at 6:04AM

If the 99% movement had an outstanding issue, it was defining themselves. The "All in for the 99%" hopes to change that on March 31 by showcasing art, music, and cultural activism that speaks to the 99%.
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If the 99% movement had an outstanding issue, it was defining themselves.  The "All in for the 99%" hopes to change that on March 31 by showcasing art, music, and cultural activism that speaks to the 99%. "All in for the 99%" will be hosted by Rebuild the Dream, MoveOn.org Civic Action, Courage Campaign and the SEIU.

The event will feature a one hour film program curated by Funny or Die as well as discussions presented by quarterly Slake: Los Angeles, which celebrates long narrative journalism.  A gallery show will also feature works by 80 artists including Robbie Conal, Kimberly Brooks, Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson.

Want to be part of the numbers?  The movement is calling all Angelenos to "come make a human 99% for an aerial photo this Saturday, March 31 at 11 AM." For more information, visit All in for the 99% here.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.