Media Arts Program
 


Thursday, October 14, 2004 — Thursday, October 21, 2004

Dan Olman, Sarah Price, and Chris Smith

THE YES MEN

Presented at:
Market Arcade Film and Art Center

NEW DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES
at MAFAC
639 Main St.

Thursday, October 21, one screening only at 8 p.m.
The Yes Men (2004, 80 min., USA)
by Dan Olman, Sarah Price, and Chris Smith
CRITICAL ART ENSEMBLE DEFENSE FUND FUNDRAISER!
Screening with special, surprise guests!
In addition to the regular ticket cost, audience members will have the opportunity to make donations to the Critical Art Ensemble Defense Fund.

The Yes Men follows a couple of anti-corporate activist-pranksters as they impersonate the World Trade Organization at business conferences around the world. The story begins with Andy and Mike setting up a website that looks just like that of the World Trade Organization. Some visitors don’t notice the site is a fake, and send e-mail invitations meant for the real WTO. Mike and Andy play along with the ruse and soon find themselves attending important functions as WTO representatives. Delighted to speak as the organization they oppose, Andy and Mike don thrift-store suits and set out to shock their unwitting audiences with darkly comic satires on global free trade. Weirdly, the experts don’t notice the joke and seem to agree with every terrible idea the two can come up with. Exhausted by their failed attempts to shock, Mike and Andy change their strategy completely, and take a whole new approach for one final lecture.

 
 
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