DC Premiere @ Busboys and Poets, August 20th
The Washington, DC premiere of American Autumn: an Occudoc will take place at Busboys and Poets (5th and K, NW) on Monday August 20th.
Presented by Code Pink.
Doors open at 7pm and admission is free. Cash bar and full dinner menu available.
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Trailer (feat. “GA’s first song)
About American Autumn: an Occudoc
A feature length documentary on the Occupy movement, American Autumn: an occudoc not only offers answers for those who continue to ask: “what does the occupy movement stand for? What are our demands?” – it offers a challenge and an invitation to engage with the movement.
Shot on the front lines of the Occupy movement from its earliest days in New York, Boston and DC, American Autumn: An Occudoc is an invitation for you to participate in that positive change.
With interviews and insight from key organizers, thinkers and activists including Medea Benjamin, David Degraw, Dr. Margaret Flowers, Lee Camp, Naomi Klein, Nathan Schneider, Ashley Sanders, Vlad Teichberg, Sgt. Shamar Thomas, Dr. Cornel West, Kevin Zeese and many more, writer/director Dennis Trainor, Jr. delivers a fast-paced, fact-filled and fearless provocation to Occupy!
The film includes an original score by Goldi (an OWS occupier and key member of Guitarmy), with additional original music created by Mike Lawrence-Yanicelli. The legendary DC area punk band FUGAZI supplied additional songs.
David Swanson, reviewing the film on MichaelMoore.com, writes
“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%.”
And Kit O’Connel, writing at Fire Dog Lake, raves:
“Dennis Trainor, Jr, is no outsider, but a gonzo journalist at these events — like so many others who have come to chronicle this movement, he’s intimately involved. Autumn features footage of Trainor’s arrests and his involvement in many other actions. However, he never monopolizes the screen — lengthy interviews and engaging speeches are included by political pundits like Dr. Cornell West and Michael Moore, but also organizers, comedians, union representatives, veterans, Verizon workers and regular people who occupy.