Baltimore IMC :
Baltimore IMC

Announcement :: [none]

"The Corporation" Documentary Closes Thursday Aug 5

Announcement that closing night of "The Corporation" documentary at the Charles Theater will be Thursday August 5. Includes commentary on the importance of challenging corporate constitutional "rights" in the spirit of the abolitionist movement that challenged the property right of slave ownership. Also includes a link to a review by DC Indymedia. The documentary opened July 23.
CLICK to SEE: 10-Session Baltimore Corporate Study Group Forming
The documentary "The Corporation" opens July 23, 2004 at the Charles Theater

graphic DC.jpg
"The Corporation" Documentary Opens Friday July 23

Charles Theater

1711 North Charles St.,
- Just one and a half blocks north of Penn Station.

A parking garage is available across the street from the theatre for $2, as well as street parking.

The Corporation Show Times

DAILY 2:00, 5:00, 8:00
.. Note these are new times ...

More Important than Farenheit 9/11?

Over the past century the corporate entity has slowly gained great power reflected in part by the accumulation of constitutiontional "rights." This power has enabled the "corporate person" to have functional primacy over the "human person." This undermines democracy.

A growing social movement is striving to reassert human sovereignty over corporations. This movement has adopted a strategic paradigm shift, moving away from issue-advocacy activism; the old issue-oriented paradigm seems destined to fail in the long run, because current laws and regulations are typically created by and for corporate interests. "Why should a judge decide in our favor when the laws were written by corporate lobbyists?"

This growing movemment is defined by a strategy to change the rules at the constitutional level, thereby reasserting the promise of self-governance by humans. This paradigm shift adopts the spirit of the movement to abolish property rights that enabled slavery. This new strategy is reflected in a quote by Henry David Thoreau,

"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil for one who is striking at the root."

Watching "The Corporation" might help us to overcome the colonization of our minds and think in liberated ways. This would allow us act collectively so that a thousand are striking at root rather than being mired in corporate-made law and regulation.

"The Corporation" Documentary Opens Friday July 23

Movie Synopsis

One hundred and fifty years ago, the corporation was a relatively insignificant entity. Today, it is a vivid, dramatic and pervasive presence in all our lives. Like the Church, the Monarchy and the Communist Party in other times and places, the corporation is today’s dominant institution. But history humbles dominant institutions. All have been crushed, belittled or absorbed into some new order. The corporation is unlikely to be the first to defy history.

In this complex and highly entertaining documentary, Mark Achbar, co-director of the influential and inventive MANUFACTURING CONSENT: NOAM CHOMSKY AND THE MEDIA, teams up with co-director Jennifer Abbott and writer Joel Bakan to examine the far-reaching repercussions of the corporation’s increasing preeminence. Based on Bakan’s book "The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power", the film is a timely, critical inquiry that invites CEOs, whistle-blowers, brokers, gurus, spies, players, pawns and pundits on a graphic and engaging quest to reveal the corporation’s inner workings, curious history, controversial impacts and possible futures.

Based on Joel Bakan’s book "The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power", the film documentary opens July 23 at the Charles Theater.

Featuring illuminating interviews with Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore, Howard Zinn, Naomi Klein, and many others, THE CORPORATION charts the spectacular rise of an institution aimed at achieving specific economic goals as it also recounts victories against this apparently invincible force.

Noam Chomsky, featured in the documentary "The Corporation" opening at the Charles Theater Friday, July 23, 2004

Washington DC Opening July 16

The Corporation opened in DC at the E-Street Cinema on July 16 in the second largest theater at the complex. The Friday 8pm show sold out, and the movie was scheduled to be shown in the largest theater the following Saturday. It is also reported to have sold out at the Film Forum in NYC the previous week.

CLICK HERE for a DC Indymedia Critical Review


This site made manifest by dadaIMC software