deej sends this in: Viggo Mortensen is set to be a guest at “The People Speak” Opening Night Gala Screening on Thursday April 16th at 7:30. The event is being held at The Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University.
Tickets and more information about the Atlanta Film Festival can be found here.
“Based on Howard Zinn’s groundbreaking, best selling books A People’s History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States chronicled the rich history of dissent in our country, presenting the story of America through the eyes of those rarely heard in mainstream histories. Prior to a speaking engagement at the University of Georgia in 1998, Howard Zinn explained that he had set a goal of starting a “quiet revolution” when writing A People’s History: “Not a revolution in the classical sense of a seizure of power, but rather from people beginning to take power from within the institutions. In the workplace, the workers would take power to control the conditions of their lives.” A People’s History, a stubbornly dissident work, has became a major success: it’s sold over a million copies; been adopted into the curriculum of some high schools and colleges; and received the Prix des Amis du Monde Diplomatique.
Told in a series of live readings and reenactments featuring performances by Hollywood A-listers Josh Brolin, Marisa Tomei, Danny Glover, Jasmine Guy, Viggo Mortensen, Kerry Washington, Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Sandra Oh, Sean Penn, Rosario Dawson, Don Cheadle, and musical performances by Bob Dylan, John Legend, Eddie Vedder, Chris and Rich Robinson, and Bruce Springsteen, this unique film pumps up the volume of Zinn’s “quiet revolution.”
In Attendance For Opening Night Gala:
Chris and Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes)
Post-Screening: Opening Night Gala Party at The Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University
Tickets and more information about the Atlanta Film Festival can be found here: http://atlanta.bside.com/2009/films/thepeoplespeak_atlanta2009