Wednesday, July 25, 2007
PROGRESSIVE FILM SERIES for AUGUST 9, 07
DATE: August 9, 2007, Thursday
TIME: Pizza buffet and announcements 6p.m.
Film and discussion 6:30p.m.
VENUE: Poppa Rollos Pizza mtg. room, 703 N. Valley Mills
Drive, Waco. inside and outside entrances.
TITLE: "War Made Easy."
PRICE: Pizza and film free. donations appreciated.
RELEASE DATE: 2007.
RUN LENGTH: 71 Minutes.
RATING: unrated. some scenes of war injuries are graphic, would
be disturbing to children.
AUDIENCE: All welcome.
WAR MADE EASY:How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.Narrated by Sean Penn
War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. Narrated by actor and activist Sean Penn, the film exhumes remarkable archival footage of official distortion and exaggeration from LBJ to George W. Bush, revealing in stunning detail how the American news media have uncritically disseminated the pro-war messages of successive presidential administrations.
War Made Easy gives special attention to parallels between the Vietnam war and the war in Iraq. Guided by media critic Norman Solomon’s meticulous research and tough-minded analysis, the film presents disturbing examples of propaganda and media complicity from the present alongside rare footage of political leaders and leading journalists from the past, including Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, dissident Senator Wayne Morse, and news correspondents Walter Cronkite and Morley Safer.
Norman Solomon’s work has been praised by the Los Angeles Times as “brutally persuasive” and essential “for those who would like greater context with their bitter morning coffee.” This film now offers a chance to see that context on the screen
"Superb." -Howard Zinn.
"A tour de force." -Jay Cassidy, editor of "An Inconvenient Truth."
We respectfully request your presence. The film is very informative and you can help support a forum for progressive thought and discussion in Central Texas.