23 April 2007

Strange Culture

Lucia Sommer, a terrifically talented, smart and committed artist who is a Ph.D. student in the Program on Visual & Cultural Studies here at Rochester forwarded this email to me and I am forwarding it to you. The email announces screenings of a new film Strange Culture that recounts the legal travails of Steve Kurtz, a member of the Critical Art Ensemble, who is being mis-prosecuted under Federal anti-terrorism laws.

Don't miss Lynn Hershman Leeson's stunning new film, "Strange Culture," which documents the case of artist and professor Steven Kurtz and geneticist Robert Ferrell, accused in 2004 by the U.S. Justice Department of "bioterrorism" and currently awaiting trial. The case threatens to set dangerous precedent by eroding the boundary between civil and criminal law, and by criminalizing those who legitimately and legally criticize government policy. You can watch the trailer for the film here.

"4 STARS... 'Strange Culture' is an important heads-up to what is going on in our country right now in the name of national security, and a brilliant statement on artistic freedom and the dangers it faces." -Film Threat

Upcoming Screenings of Strange Culture:

April 25 - Toronto, Hot Docs

April 27- Chicago, Museuam of Contemporary Art

April 28, May 4 & 5 - San Francisco Film Festival

June 15- New York, NY, Human Rights Watch International Film Festival Lincoln Center

Oct 1 New York, NY, MoMA

For more information about the film and about future screenings please visit this page.

For more information about the case, and how you can help go to the Critical Art Ensemble Defense Fund page here.



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25 April, 2007 05:33  

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