Premiere of AWARD-WINNING SHOCK-DOC
THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD at The Ritzy
20.30, Tuesday 11th August 2009.
followed by a panel discussion on Transition Towns & Direct Action
Having received standing ovations at its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and winning the Berlin Film Festivalâ€™s prestigious Audience Award earlier this year, the hilariously shocking THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD starts its UK cinema release on Friday August 7th at Odeon Panton street with a special simulcast event on August 11th with the film and a Q&A from the Yes Men themselves beamed into 20 independent cinemas around the country.
Directed by the â€˜Yes Menâ€™ (Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno) in collaboration with Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11 editor Kurt Engfehr, who co-directs, The Yes Men Fix The World leads us through the daring political pranks of two gonzo activists as they take on the fake identity of corporate executives in a bid to highlight the greed and brutal selfishness of some of the worldâ€™s biggest and most powerful multi-national corporations. Besides covering the Yes Men’s daring hoaxes, the film investigates and attacks the blind worship of the free market that has led so many corporations and government agencies to put profits before people. The result is a hard hitting and hilarious film to inspire even the most politically lethargic into taking action.
“Finally the high priests of the free market get a massive dose of the disrespect they deserve. Hilarious, therapeutic, inspiring. The Yes Men are geniuses.”
Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and No Logo
Simulcast event screening of THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD and live q&a with the Yes Men beamed via satellites from Sheffield Showroom. Cinema-goers will have the opportunity to put their questions live and direct to the filmâ€™s stars from their respective cinema locations.
Event starts at 20.30, Tuesday 11th August 2009.
For further information go to http://www.theyesmen.org/movies/theyesmenfixtheworld