Anti-Bush Film Festival

 


Perhaps never before in this nation's history has an administration provoked such anger among its people. With the increased ease of filmmaking and the spread of the Internet, people are finding more outlets to voice their opinion in some highly creative ways. From the antics of JibJab.com to the politically minded commercials of Moveon.org, there has been a lot of creativity put forth in an effort to help shape public opinion. Detroit has served to produce one such phenomenon.

We caught up for a second with some of the creators of the Anti-Bush Film Festival. Executive producer Arthur Mellos stated that the group came together as a "constitutional collective." Made up of artists, educators, and filmmakers, they hope to educate people about how the government can undermine the constitution. Mellos states that rather than an administration working within the framework of the constitution, they try "to make the constitutionfit their own agenda."

The festival consists of films from around the country, including some of the Moveon.org commercials and most notably Spike Lee's "10 Minutes Older: We Wuz Robbed." Change begins at home, and this grassroots group is a powerful demonstration of how people can make their voices heard. For those looking to vent some frustration and do so in the company of other like-minded people, and have some fun while you're at it - this is the show for you.

The festival was first screened in Detroit and is set to screen again Monday, November 01 - Election Eve! at the Maple Art Theatre in Bloomfield Hills.

Doors open at 6pm with the first showing at 7pm. Doors will re-open at 9pm, with the second showing at 9:30pm.
Tickets $5 at the door.

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