The 1st Liverpool Alternative Radical Film Festival

Via the Merseyside Animal Rights mailing list:

The 1st Liverpool Alternative Radical Film Festival opens this Friday April 27th with two films from 7.30pm: Control Room, a controversial documentary about Al Jazeera, and Punishment Park, a 1970s underground film which explores how the military mind soon resorts to brutality in a novel setting.

This will be followed on the 28th and 29th with four more feature films and some shorts which will include a short animal rights film on Saturday to mark World Week of Action for Laboratory Animals.

All films will be shown at the Liverpool Social Centre, the Basement, 96 Bold Street, Liverpool 1

Entry by donation, refreshments available.

Please make this fundraising event a success by coming along, distributing this reminder and telling friends, comrades and family.

Friday 27th April
7.30pm Control Room (2004). A documentary about al-Jazeera’s coverage of Middle East events, a film Bush and the Pentagon tried to ban as subversive and treasonable.

9.30pm Punishment Park (1971). A journey into hell and confusion as US soldiers escort a group of `no-goodniks’ across the desert.

Saturday 28th April
7.30pm Kandahar (2001). Non-professional actors expose the true plight of women under the Taliban in a harrowing tale of injury and loss.

9.15pm Cops (1922). Buster Keaton is mistaken for an anarchist in a
film echoing the experience of the Haymarket Martyrs

9.45pm The Yes Men (2003). Prankster activists impersonate the World Trade Organisation with hilarious results.

Sunday 29th April
7.15pm De Toda La Vida (1987). A documentary chronicling the amazing story of the women’s movement in Spain during the Revolution, its struggles, achievements and life in exile.

9pm The Edukators (2004). A revolutionary group in Germany takes revenge on the system in an unusual way and with unusual consequences for society, victim and the revolutionaries themselves.

All films will be shown at the Liverpool Social Centre, the Basement, 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 (below News from Nowhere Bookshop)

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