Thursday, February 07, 2008

art hop & fresno filmworks

today's the first thursday of the month, so it's art hop time. i'm not sure if i'm going though. i'd like to get out a bit, but heather has also been under the weather so i'm doubting she wants to. we'll see. i kind of want to get out so i can hand out promo materials for my rogue show. i'm also not too sure if i'll hit up the post art hop show @ tokyo. good chance i'll be there though. and there's a good chance i'll post the flyer here later.

tomorrow night, fresno filmworks is putting on their monthly movie @ the tower theater. i'd go, but i'll be unavailble. anyway, if you're in fresno, you should check it out. the movie is called the price of sugar. here's a little plot synopsis i nicked from the internet:

"Just a few miles inland from the tourist-filled beaches of theDominican Republic, hidden from view, thousands of dispossessedHaitians have toiled under armed-guard harvesting sugarcane, much ofwhich ends up in U.S. kitchens. They work grueling hours and frequentlylack decent housing, clean water, electricity, education or healthcare."The Price of Sugar" follows Father Christopher Hartley, a charismaticSpanish priest, as he organizes some of this hemisphere's poorestpeople, challenging powerful interests profiting from their work. TheVicini family which owns some of the sugar plantations on which thefilm was shot has filed a lawsuit against the filmmakers in an attemptto block the film's release. This film raises key questions about wherethe products we consume originate and at what human cost they areproduced."

shows @ 5:30 and 8, $10. totally worth it.

6 comments:

The Lulu said...

I am out for tonight but I am a tentative yes for filmworks tomorrow. I haven't been to one of those in awhile and it sounds like it should be a good one. I'll let ya know.

Also, why do you and mike and maybe Adam have word verification to leave comments?

The Lulu said...

Looks like it is just you and Mike (sorry Adam). But seriously whats up with that?

Adam said...

They don't like getting spammed. Although, honestly, with someone like Ed who checks his blog as much as he does (and having email notification), it's not hard to filter.

I rarely get any at all and when I do, it's way back in the archives.

edluv said...

yep, antispam. i tried email notification, and it was too tedious for me because usually i would see a comment on my blog before i saw the email. so it would double up yadda yadda yadda.

m.wise said...

my reason is that i don't really know what i'm doing when it comes to blogs. i have no problem doing away with it. i'll see what i can do.

m.wise said...

i think i've succeeded in removing the word verification from my blog.