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Monday
May
26
2014
Monday, May 26, 2014 from 8-11:30pm
8-11:30pm
(a) Seattle Insurrectionary Film Festival is a festival (not “the” festival – curate your own!) that takes a look at generally positive portrayals of anarchists and anarchist ideas in popular, commercial narrative film, with an eye toward films that aren’t talked about or screened as much as others. The atmosphere is casual with no formal discussions after each film (but if you wish – conduct your own!). Monday May 26 Cops dir. Eddie Cline & Buster Keaton * script. Buster Keaton & Eddie Cline silent with english title cards 1922 19min Cops is a story of a man running afoul of our friends in blue. By far – so very very far – the most popular and commercially successful film to feature in this festival. It’s only included despite that because it’s pretty old and earlier films from the 1910s couldn’t be gotten a hold of, films which featured women running off to join the anarchists only to be saved from their perfidy by some dashing leading man. That said, it’s still hilarious. The Accidental Death of an Anarchist dir. Alan Horrox & Gavin Richards * script. Gavin Richards from the play by Dario Fo english 1983 73min The Accidental Death of an Anarchist is a story inspired by the death of italian anarchist Giuseppe Pinelli, based on the renowned play written by Dario Fo. This is a british television production based on Gavin Richards’s West End revival of Fo’s play. To call this “farcical” would be a severe understatement. Sourced from a VHS copy so there’s some tracking problems and jagged interlacing, but as it stays true to its stage roots this isn’t a severe hindrance to watching it. L’an 01 (english title: The Year 01) dir. Jacques Doillon, Alain Resnais & Jean Rouch * script. Gébé french with english subtitles 1973 85min L’an 01 is a story about stopping everything, and it’s not sad. Based on a popular french comic created in the wake of May ’68, this is a film about possibilities and potentialities, the destruction of cinema, and ultimately the end of history. If you can only make it to one film, I’d make it this one.
Sunday
May
25
2014
Sunday, May 25, 2014 from 8-11:30pm
8-11:30pm
(a) SEATTLE INSURRECTIONARY FILM FESTIVAL May 25-26, 2014 @ Black Coffee Co-op Screenings start at 8pm each night (or we wait while the sun goes down) in order listed Free! (a) Seattle Insurrectionary Film Festival is a festival (not “the” festival – curate your own!) that takes a look at generally positive portrayals of anarchists and anarchist ideas in popular commercial narrative film, with an eye toward films that aren’t talked about or screened as much as others. The atmosphere is casual with no formal discussions after each film (but if you wish – conduct your own!). Sunday May 25 Lavorare con lentezza – Radio Alice 100.6FM (english title: Working Slowly) dir. Guido Chiesa * script. Guido Chiesa & Wu Ming italian with english subtitles 2004 108min Lavorare con lentezza is a story which revolves around the bolognese station Radio Alice, a radio station that attempted to demolish the walls between broadcaster and listeners in late 70s italy. The script was co-authored by the Wu Ming collective (whose members formerly individually went by the names Luther Blissett, Luther Blissett, and an undetermined number of other people also named Luther Blissett), authors of books like Manituana, 54, and the recently published Altai. La bande à Bonnot (english title: Bonnot’s Gang) dir. Philippe Fourastié * script. Marcel Jullian, Jean-Pierre Beaurenaut, Pierre Fabre & Philippe Fourastié french with english subtitles 1968 83min La bande à Bonnot is a story which revolves around the early 20th century french illegalists named by the newspapers as the Bonnot Gang. The movie was rushed into production by companies seeking to cash in on the success of Bonnie and Clyde. They were not successful. This is certainly a film not without its problems – for example it deemphasizes the women involved (Rirette Maîtrejean, for example) and the actors are all at least a couple of decades older than their real-life counterparts – but it also has some very nice moments as well.
Sunday
May
11
2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 5pm through Monday, May 12, 2014 at 1am
5pm through Monday, May 12 at 1am
For the 9th Chapter of your favorite ALL AGES Hip Hop monthly every second Sunday at Black Coffee Coop, we are more than exited to announce the WARRIOR HIP HOP WEST COAST TOUR TAKEOVER! Pay attention to the details below because we are switching up our format and extending our hours to accommodate this powerful event. These are not just artists, but organizers, community builders, and true practitioners of indigenous resistance, self-determination, and decolonization, so please spread the word and come early to get down in connecting the dots and making a movement: 5-7pm Talking Cypher/Building Session/Meet & Greets hosted by Dakota w/ vegan soul food by Jerm Dee for $5 a plate suggested donation. 7-10pm Performances by Zro Prophet, Savage Fam, Shining Soul, Alas, and Emcee Cyphers hosted by Sista Hailstorm w/ beats by Diogenes. 10-1am Closing Cypher/Decompression Session/Networking hosted by Julie C. About the Warrior Hip-Hop West Coast Tour: Building a Culture of Resistance The purpose of this tour is to begin to build a culture of resistance through hip hop and art, and to inspire and educate others through hip hop. These artists are revolutionary artists that use art to continue to build movement and solidarity across all sectors. To educate and inform, to fight oppression and stand up for our rights, to inspire and fight back. To remember the importance of our planet and water. It is up to us to create a vision for our future. As you all know, we are proud to keep CHURCH! A free event, but this type of building takes funds. Please support the WARRIOR WESTCOAST HIP HOP TOUR by donating to: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/warrior-hip-hop-tour-creating-a-culture-of-resistance Any and everything helps. We will also have donation buckets available for the day of. Touring Artists: Zro Prophethttp://www.agitrap.com/agitx_vandals/ Afro-Taino/Borikwa by way of the Bronx and occupied Puerto Rico, MC and agitator, Not4Prophet, of X-Vandals (X-Vandals.com) and the AGIT Army (Agitarmy.org). Not4Prophet is on a West Coast speaking/reading/performing tour supporting the release of his new book of poetry, Last of the Po Ricans y Otros Afro Artifacts. Not4Prophet will also be conducting workshop on the use of music/art as a form of education/outreach/inspiration/resistance and movement building. Savage Famhttps://soundcloud.com/savagefambam Ant Loc is Nəxʷsƛ̕áy̕əm̕ and a member of the controversial and influential Indigenous hip hop/rap group Savage Family Seowa. He is from the illegally occupied territory now known as washington. His music is rooted in and influenced by the many lives that he has been touched by. His voice represents that of the oppressed, the have nots, the poor and unfortunate and the unmentionables of society. His gritty lyrical ability was forged in the streets and found further strength in the spiritual/cultural foundations of his ancestors.. He spits in an intelligent and precise manner that is rivaled by few. Ant Loc is mostly unheard of as of yet outside of Indigenous/Native communities but is now prepared to share the music that fulfills the prophecies of his people that will make the cities crumble. Shining Soulhttp://shiningsoulmusic.bandcamp.com/ Straight outta the desert borough, Arizona’s premier Hip Hop duo Shining Soul, show that the element of rap still is a conduit for revolutionary change. Fronted by MCs Liaizon of Central Phoenix/Tohono O’odham Nation and Bronze Candidate of South Phoenix, Shining Soul bring to light the social injustices that attack their daily lives, such as the criminalization and militarization of indigenous and immigrant communities, while sharing and maintaining the essence of hip hop culture. Shining Soul’s emphasis on skills, style, and substance, has made them a potent force in the Arizona Hip-Hop community, which is fully exhibited in their explosive live shows. Shining Soul’s latest full-length release “SONIC SMASH” exemplifies their skills, diversity, subject matter, and overall commitment in carrying on the transformative art of Hip Hop through the element of rap. So stay tuned, keep your ears low to the ground, and check for SHINING SOUL in a big city, small town, native reservation, and protest near you…WE GOT THIS. Alashttps://soundcloud.com/alasmusika Alas makes music that braids her lived experience as an undocumented mujer subsisting on stolen land with the theories of rebellious decolonization. Her words pump from the raw heart of a living revolutionary to heal with her double hearted mujeres en la lucha while pushing resistance movements to sustain an effective level of militancy. She struggles for a better world on and off the mic – she co-hosts a mobile free zine library, organizes against police brutality, and treads the forest to protect endangered species. Liberation is her life’s goal, brutal truth is her musics vow. So come build, support, and get down for this very special installation of CHURCH! It will be one to remember!