Ed @ Atlanta Film Festival April 16th

by Kathy Davis on April 16, 2009

According to  the Atlanta Film Festival website, Ed Ved is attending the Opening Night Gala of the Howard Zinn film “The People Speak” at the Atlanta Film Festival Thursday .  It is not known if he will perform, but  apparently he’ll be there! Info:
The Opening Night Gala is presented by Turner, and sponsored by Film Finish and Macquarium. VIP Reception hosted by Amnesty International

Based on Howard Zinn’s groundbreaking, best selling books A People’s History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States chronicled the rich history of dissent in our country, presenting the story of America through the eyes of those rarely heard in mainstream histories. Prior to a speaking engagement at the University of Georgia in 1998, Howard Zinn explained that he had set a goal of starting a “quiet revolution” when writing A People’s History: “Not a revolution in the classical sense of a seizure of power, but rather from people beginning to take power from within the institutions. In the workplace, the workers would take power to control the conditions of their lives.” A People’s History, a stubbornly dissident work, has become a major success: it’s sold over a million copies; been adopted into the curriculum of some high schools and colleges; and received the Prix des Amis du Monde Diplomatique.

Told in a series of live readings and reenactments featuring performances by Hollywood A-listers Josh Brolin, Marisa Tomei, Danny Glover, Jasmine Guy, Viggo Mortensen, Kerry Washington, Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Sandra Oh, Sean Penn, Rosario Dawson, Don Cheadle, and musical performances by Bob Dylan, John Legend, Eddie Vedder, Chris and Rich Robinson, and Bruce Springsteen, this unique film pumps up the volume of Zinn’s “quiet revolution.”

In Attendance For Opening Night Gala*:

Josh Brolin
Eddie Vedder
Michael Ealy
Jasmine Guy
Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes)
Chris Moore
Howard Zinn

Pre-Screening: VIP Reception Hosted by Amnesty International (Must have Premium ticket to attend)

Post-Screening: Opening Night Gala Party at The Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University

Opening Night Gala Ticket Info

*Subject to Change

Movie Trailer:

Kathy Davis ( Twitter: @CrookedArm23 )
A Bay-Area based entrepreneur, co-editor Kathy conceives and writes her share of TFT’s articles and sections. She was co-editor/co-founder of one of the first Pearl Jam fanzines "Footsteps" (1992-1997). Kathy’s first Pearl Jam show was at the Bridge School Benefit on November 1, 1992.

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