Please come and support Move To Amend next week as we partner with Dennis Trainor on the theatrical release of his powerful feature-length documentary on the Occupy movement, American Autumn. American Autumn is a world-class documentary that serves as a powerful commentary on the ongoing struggle for economic justice in America. Representatives from the NYC Affiliate of Move To Amend will be present for each of the 5:30pm screenings from Monday Oct. 1st through Thursday Oct. 4th. We will be answering questions in the lobby before and after the screening and giving a small presentation following each show.Dr. Cornel West marching with Dennis Trainor, Jr. (holding microphone) in Washington, D.C. photo: Ellen Davidson
This is a fantastic opportunity to learn important and under-reported truths about the Occupy Movement, see how the Move To Amend mission ties-in to those truths and network with allies fighting for systemic change to restore and protect the sovereignty of we the people. As part of our involvement, Dennis Trainor has graciously offered to split the door receipts with the Move To Amend coalition. Let’s reward his generosity with a strong showing from our Move To Amend supporters next week.This film is worth seeing any time but you are encouraged to help represent Move To Amend by attending one of the 5:30pm show times from Monday Oct. 1st through Thursday Oct. 4th.
NYC Move To Amend is an all-volunteer affiliate of the Move To Amend coalition. If you would like to volunteer to help us represent the Move To Amend mission at any or all of the 5:30pm screenings of American Autumn next Monday through Thursday, please send an email, including your availability, to Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the press release below and thank you for supporting the Move To Amend coalition.
Co-Founder, NYC Move To Amend
American Autumn: an Occudoc Theatrical Release to Raise Funds for Move To Amend
What: American Autumn: an Occudoc Theatrical release in NYC
Where: Quad Cinema — 34 West 13th st, NYC
When: September 28 – October 4. (Move To Amend shows Oct 1-Oct 4) Daily show times at 1:00, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, and 9:30
photo: Ellen Davidson
American Autumn: an Occudoc, a feature-length documentary on the Occupy movement will enjoy a one-week commercial run at the Quad Cinema at 34 W. 13th street in New York City from September 28- October 4th. The film was recently screened at Occupy the Film Festival and is an official selection of The Louisville International Festival of Film, Twin Cities Film Festival, New Hampshire Film Festival, and the Orlando Film Festival among many others. American Autumn includes an original score by Goldi (an OWS occupier and key member of Guitarmy). The legendary DC area punk band FUGAZI supplied additional songs. David Swanson, writing for MichaelMoore.com raves, “We now have a film of our own. This is not amateur hour. This is a movie as well made, in technical terms, as any Hollywood blockbuster with Pentagon funding… American Autumn moves, like Occupy, beyond the streets. We watch home foreclosure resistance in action. We see a movement building the demand for Medicare for All. We see the activism and the personal stories of horrendous and unjust, unnecessary suffering — combined with the determination to push back and to do so long-term, relentlessly. We see labor come into the movement and the possibility realized of persuading organized labor to act on its own behalf and all of ours. War and the war economy take the stage as central opponents of peace and justice. Student debt, the environment, energy, agriculture, homelessness, the prison business, and money in elections: these crises and the organizing around them are brought together by resistance to government by the 1%.”
As part of the theatrical release, writer and director Dennis Trainor, Jr. is partnering with Occupy and Occupy allied groups to help raise awareness, create space for dialogue and raise money. A full 50% of box office receipts from the 5:30pm screenings on Monday Oct 1st through Thhursday Oct 4th will be shared with the Move To Amend coalition.
“Among the objectives in creating this movie was for the Occupy movement to use it as an outreach tool,” says American Autumn writer/director Dennis Trainor, Jr., “and so I am proud to partner with Move To Amend to create the space for dialogue while raising awareness and money.”
Google Map: Quad Cinema, NYC
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