OCCUPY THE SCREEN!
ROXIE THEATER

March 29, 2012, 7pm

3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA

Co-Organized by: Christopher Statton, Roxie Theater; Julie Gilgoff & Alex Tonisson, IFPTE Local 21; Megan Wilson, CAPITALISM IS OVER! If You Want It

Thursday, March 29th the Roxie Theater will host a film series and panel discussion to help bring historic context to social and economic protest movements, beginning with the Civil Rights’ Movement, and extending to other movements that have reclaimed public spaces to protest injustice. The film night will serve as a continuation of the discussion brought to the forefront by the Occupy Movement. Now that the encampments have been dispersed, what are communities around the Bay Area doing to challenge social and economic inequities?

A segment of Newreel’s documentary series of the Black Panther Party, What We Want, What We Belive will be featured with several short films, including AFT 2121: The MovieArt Strikes BackYes Men’s Guide to High Level Pranking, and Occupy SF – Veterans Day: Amos Gregory. The screening will be followed with a panel discussion. Panelists include:

Kiilu Nyasha, San Francisco-based journalist and former member of the Black Panther Party.
Amos Gregory, Veteran Artist (US Navy, Submarine Force), Founder, Veterans’ Alley, San Francisco.
Reverend Paul Gaffney, Marin Interfaith Street Chaplaincy.
Ramneek Saini, Community Services Director for the San Francisco Labor Council

The People’s Federal Credit Union (based out of Oakland) will also have a table set up to provide information on how to transfer your money from a big bank to a credit union.

The event will be FREE to the public with a suggested donation. 7pm

On What We Want, What We Believe:
“The invaluable Movement documentaries Newsreel produced furthered the work of the Black Panther Party and now provide the esdentail visual record of the Party’s early days. The collection offers an extraordinary compilation that includes historic behind the scenes details taken from a wide range of interviews and contemporary events as well as the classic Newsreel films.”
—Kathleen Cleaver, Communications Secretary, Black Panther Party, 1967–1971

Megan Wilson, 99%, International Public Project, 2012


99%
ROXIE THEATER

WINDOW INSTALLATION
March 3 – April 3 2012
3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA

Big THANKS to everyone at the Roxie, including: Christopher Statton, Rachel Hart, Rick Norris, Mike Keegan, Danny Gotimer, Sunny Angulo, Catie Roads Elliot Lavine, Katherine Jardine, Carl Elsaesser, Nick Friedman, Judi Gruber, Ben Feldman, and Braegen Joseph Carroll!

And big THANKS to Jake Thomason for helping me paint the signs!