The Yes Men Fix the World
Nov 27 - Dec 03, 2009
(Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, 2008, USA, 35mm, 89 min)
Join the Yes Men, Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, as they battle the free market mentality with their politically charged hijinks. Their method: select a corporation they don’t like, set up a fake website and wait until they’re invited to speak at an event as a representative of said despised company. This time around, Andy and Mike take on Dow Chemical, Exxon Mobil, Halliburton and the government’s response to Hurricane Katrina. Incorporating vintage cartoons and archival footage, Bichlbaum and Bonanno construct a fast-paced, highly entertaining look at their unique brand of activism. The absurdity of their actions may amuse, but the Yes Men have a serious point to make: business as usual is no longer acceptable.
Join us on opening night (November 27) for a benefit for WTO +10, with Yes Man Andy Bichlbaum and other guests in attendance at both shows
(Special ticket price is $12/NWFF members, $15/general)
Yes Man Andy Bichlbaum will also attend screenings on November 28 and 29. (Note: due to travel changes, he will not be at the Nov. 29 9pm show)
“This is the year’s top documentary film.” —New Scientist
“It shines with pure wit and originality.” –Newsweek
“Two of the ballsiest guys I ever met.” –Morgan Spurlock, director
“Comedic vigilante justice… Media-savvy pie-to-the-face.” –USA Today
“Hilarious, therapeutic, inspiring.” —Naomi Klein, author
Watch the trailer:
The Yes Men Save the World is presented in connection with:
THE PEOPLE’S SUMMIT Nov 27-29
WTO+10: Global Justice Forward!
On Nov 30th the World Trade Organization (WTO) will host a “restart” meeting in Geneva – 10 years to the day from when we shut down the Seattle WTO! On Dec 7th, the United Nations Conference on Climate Change opens in Copenhagen. These are uncertain times and much is at stake: Join us to reclaim and amplify our voices with the vision we have for a healthy planet and people. Let’s harness the spirit of the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle with a renewed commitment to move global justice forward!
Friday Nov 27 through Sunday Nov 29: three days of plenaries,
workshops and a cross-sector strategy session, held at Seattle
University, New Hope Baptist Church and Town Hall. Visit www.seattleplus10.org for a full list of speakers, plenaries, and workshops!
Check out the Yes Men's latest hijinks.
Special thanks to the Sorrento Hotel for guest accommodations.