THE YES MEN_FILM SCREENING/ MIXED MEDIA SPEAKER SERIES
MONDAY | 3/25 | 1:30PM | THE YES MEN
Rating: R | Runtime: 83min | Release Year: 2003
Synopsis: A comedic documentary which follows The Yes Men, a small group of prankster activists, as they gain world-wide notoriety for impersonating the World Trade Organization on television and at business conferences around the world. The film begins when two members of The Yes Men, Andy and Mike, set up a website that mimics the World Trade Organization's--and it's mistaken for the real thing. They play along with the ruse and soon find themselves invited to important functions as WTO representatives. Delighted to represent the organization they politically oppose, Andy and Mike don thrift-store suits and set out to shock unwitting audiences with darkly comic satire that highlights the worst aspects of global free trade. —Sujit R. Varma
Public events include:
The Yes Men (screening), Monday, March 25th @ 1:30pm, The Parkway Theater, introduced by Nadia Hironaka (Chair, Film and Video Department/ MICA) free event
The Yes Men Are Revolting (screening), Tuesday, March 26th @ 7pm, The Parkway Theater, introduced by Firmin DeBrabander (Associate Professor of Philosophy/ Humanistic Studies/ MICA), free event
Guest Speaker Presentation, The Yes Men/ Andy Bichlbaum (Jacques Servin), Wednesday, March 27th @ 7pm, Fred Lazarus IV Center, Auditorium L115, free event
-This event will be followed by a Q & A discussion with Andy Bichlbaum (The Yes Men), along with MICA faculty members, Nadia Hironaka and Firmin DeBrabander.
This public program has been made possible by the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Mixed Media Speaker Series, hosted by the Film and Video Department in part with the JHU-MICA Film Centre and Evil Twin Booking Agency.
Monday, March 25 at 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
The Parkway Theater 5 W North Ave.