American Autumn – Boston Premiere


 

You are invited to the FREE Boston Premiere of American Autumn: an Occudoc on Tuesday, September 18th @ Emerson College/ Bright Family Screening Room/ 559 Washington Street (4th Floor)  
This event if FREE. Doors open at 6:30PM

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Chris Faraone (Boston Phoenix & author of 99 Nights with the 99%) joins American Autumn Director Dennis Trainor, Jr. for a Q & A after the movie.

ABOUT AMERICAN AUTUMN

In September of 2011, a few hundred protesters begin a conversation in Zuccotti Park that now includes several hundred million people.

Kit O’Connel, writing at Fire Dog Lake, raves, “Dennis Trainor, Jr., is no outsider, but a gonzo journalist at these events. . . . 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.”

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%.”

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.