Seattle Premiere of Locally Produced ``Pirate Radio USA'' Film October 21, 2007Dal sito Bside ecco la scheda del film:
WHAT: Winner of multiple film festival awards/distinctions, "Pirate Radio USA" is a locally produced documentary that will premiere in Seattle on Sunday, October 21. Presented by "Reclaim the Media," the film is part of a mini-festival that includes workshops and panel discussions, as well as screenings of three new documentaries, all at the intersection of community media, social justice activism and participatory democracy. Jeff Pearson and Mary Jones, Pirate Radio USA filmmakers and producers of local cable cult favorites "Deface the Nation" and "All U Can Stomach," will be in attendance, available for media interviews beforehand and participating in a Q&A afterward. A digital download of the film is available for any press interested in reviewing the film in advance.
WHO: Reclaim the Media, a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the communication rights of ordinary people. Pirate Radio USA filmmakers Jeff Pearson and Mary Jones. B-Side Entertainment, which identified Pirate Radio USA as an audience favorite at several film festivals, and recently signed a distribution agreement with the film.
WHEN: Sunday, October 21, 2007 7:00 p.m. - First screening, 9:30 p.m. - Second screening
WHERE: Central Cinema 1411 21st Avenue Seattle, WA
FILM DETAILS: DJ Him and DJ Her take viewers on a rock-n-roll tour through the underground world of illegal radio in America, where people play what they want and say what they want - unless the FCC catches them. The film uses a riotous DIY approach to show low-wattage radio "Davids" as they battle to free the radio airwaves from mass media "Goliaths" and ultimately discover the real price of freedom.
"Pirate Radio USA" is being distributed by specialty distributor B-Side Entertainment, and will be available via DRM-free download on bside.com. A brief clip of the film can be viewed at: www.bside.com/films/pirateradiousa
Pirate Radio USA is a feature length digital documentary about the underground world of illegal radio in America, where people play what they want and say what they want—unless the FCC catches them…
DJ’s Him and Her, from their live Pirate Radio USA Studio, take you on a rock –n-roll journey inside rogue radio stations across the country to see why Americans defy Federal Law to free the radio airwaves.
On the way see the rise of Big Media, the growth of Citizen Media to encounter it, and witness their showdown over the truth during the 1999 World Trade Organization meetings in Seattle.
Pirate Radio USA was broadcast-- or really microcast-- with a 4 watt transmitter live, as an uninterrupted radio program. The effect will be to ‘see’ a live pirate radio microcast about pirate radio: a first.
See the battle to free the airwaves live-- and find out the real price of freedom.
It’s not about Left vs. Right, it's about Big vs. Small.