Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Beer and a Debate

I received this press release of an impending event in New York.

American Zeitgeist: Crisis & Conscience in an Age of Terror
Look at a bigger picture.
NYC Premiere and DVD release, Thursday June 15, 2006
Followed by a debate b/w Christopher Hitchens and Eric S. Margolis
NY Society for Ethical Culture, 7:15pm (Doors open at 6:45)
2 West 64th Street at Central Park West
New York, NY 10023
For more details, visit www.americanzeitgeist.com
Dear Friend,
We wanted to inform you of the upcoming NYC premiere of the award-winning documentary American Zeitgiest: Crisis & Conscience in an Age of Terror. The film takes an historical look at the underlying fractures of the War on Terrorism across a 25-year+ period of time.
The screening will be immediately followed by a debate between Christopher Hitchens and Eric Margolis zeroing in on issues raised in the feature-length film.
Free beer will be available courtesy of the Brooklyn Brewery.
Tickets for the premiere, which will be held at the New York Society for Ethical Culture in Manhattan, can be purchased at www.ticketweb.com
or call 1-866-468-7619.
Left? Right? Liberal? Conservative?
Look at a bigger picture.
On April 29, American Zeitgeist won the top award in the Documentary Feature category at the 2006 Houston International Film Festival, out of hundreds of submissions.
"So much of the discussion surrounding 9/11 has remained within an exceptionalist framework, allowing it to be seen in an ahistorical, isolated context as the actions of pure evil visited upon an unknowing and innocent American public. American Zeitgeist situates 9/11 within a long and ongoing set of historico-political dynamics and tensions dating back to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. What we see in this film, through the commentary of policy makers, journalists, cultural analysts, and historians, is a volatile mix of strategic failures, short-sighted visions on all sides, and a host of painfully disparate views that have come to characterize this increasingly dangerous conflict."
Marita Sturken
Professor, Department of Culture and Communication
New York University

"A must-see!"
Scott Stewart
Chairman of the Durango Independent Film Festival
For more information, please write Rob McGann at rob@avenueeproductions.com or call Hatim El-Hibri at 917.656.5313.

I don’t know the documentary, but maybe one of our Milblog readers (or Milbloggers) have seen reference to it. I can’t recommend it or advise pro or con, except for two items I thought commended it for those interested.

Free beer from Brooklyn Brewery, and a debate involving Christopher Hitchens.

That’d be enough for me, if I was in NYC anyway on June 15th.

Comments or feedback welcome.

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