Friday: ground-breaking documentary “Rethink Afghanistan”
Sunday: premiere of “Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune”
Join us for two documentaries this weekend as we kick off our week of education and action to mark the 8th anniversary of US war and occupation in Iraq.
In this 10th year of US war and occupation in Afghanistan, join PJALS members like you for the ground-breaking, full-length documentary on this longest war, “Rethink Afghanistan,” hosted Friday at 6:30 at the SCC Lair Auditorium by the Student Awareness League and PJALS.
“It should be required viewing for everyone in the White House, the Congress, and the Pentagon.” — Arianna Huffington
“An indispensable guide to what’s really going on in Afghanistan.” — Oliver Stone
“A wakeup call for those who still believe our military should be in Afghanistan.” — Michael Moore
And on Sunday, we’re excited to present the Spokane premiere of “Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune,” at the Bing Theater at 2pm.
As our country continues to embroil itself in foreign wars and pins its hopes on a new leader’s promise for change, Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune is a timely and relevant tribute to an unlikely American hero. Over the course of a meteoric music career that spanned two turbulent decades, Phil Ochs sought the bright lights of fame and social justice in equal measure – a contradiction that eventually tore him apart. From youthful idealism to rage to pessimism, the arch of Ochs’ life paralleled that of the times, and the anger, satire and righteous indignation that drove his music also drove him to dark despair. In this brilliantly constructed film, interview and performance footage of Ochs is illuminated by the ruminations of Joan Baez, Tom Hayden, Pete Seeger, Sean Penn, Peter Yarrow, Christopher Hitchens, Ed Sanders, and others.
Invite your friends on Facebook! Movie details may be found at http://philochsthemovie.com/.
A benefit for PJALS, the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane.
Tickets: $10, available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/155677 or from the PJALS office, 35 West Main, 509-838-7870.