JUNE 2: “Preempting Dissent” and “Til The Cows Come Home”
WHAT: Toronto premiere screening of Til the Cows Come Home and Preempting Dissent
WHERE: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
WHEN: Tuesday, June 2, 6:00 p.m.
COST: Suggested donation $5-10
INFO: cinemapolitica.org/bloor | Facebook event
Filmmakers will be in attendance and this event is by donation. The CP @ The Bloor series is co-sponsored by Point of View Magazine, and the screening will be co-presented with Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts and Toronto ABC.
Directed by Greg Elmer & Andy Opel / Canada – France – United States / 2014 / 41 min / English
SYNOPSIS: The creative commons documentary Preempting Dissent builds upon the book of the same name written by Greg Elmer and Andy Opel. A collaborative process, the filmmakers combines a collection of videos, still images, and creative commons music files from people around the world. This doc tracks the development of the Miami model after the WTO protests in Seattle 1999, through the post-9/11 years, FTAA & G8/20 summits, and most recently the Occupy Wall St movements.
TIL THE COWS COME HOME
Directed by Lenny Epstein / Canada / 2014 / 59 min / English
SYNOPSIS: Til the Cows Come Home chronicles an extraordinary display of civil disobedience, filled with gripping confrontations and a cast of colourful characters, from irate farmers to passionate nuns to endearing ex-cons. It asks provocative questions about the Canadian government’s hardening approach to criminal justice, food security… and democracy itself.