For everyone who, like me, didn’t get enough of the Yes Men a couple weeks ago when we played The Yes Men Save the World, don’t miss this screening of the first Yes Men movie at the Henry Art Gallery. It’s all part of the same series marking the 10 year anniversary of the WTO protests in Seattle.
Screening: THE YES MEN
Thursday, December 17, 2009, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
FREE Henry Members and students w/ID; $5 general admission
THE YES MEN (…THE FIRST MOVIE) (82 min, Chris Smith, Dan Ollman, 2005)
See the Yes Men’s new film, _The Yes Men Fix the World, at Northwest Film Forum and then come to the Henry for re-view of their first self-titled release. Yes Men Andy Bichlbaum & Mike Bonanno parody the official website of the World Trade Organization (www.gatt.org) with a mock site so convincing that visitors miss the ruse and start sending event invitations. With poker-faced impersonation as their weapon and corporate irresponsibility as their target, the Yes Men pull off a series of increasingly bold pranks.
Henry Art Gallery Associate Curator Sara Krajewski will introduce the film.
Presented by Henry Art Gallery, Community Alliance for Global Justice, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, and Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice.