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Announcement :: Radical Culture
March Events at the Lucy Parsons Center
by Lucy Parsons Center
27 Feb 2014
Modified: 02:57:27 PM
Wed. March 5th 7-9pm Radical Film Night & talk: Corazón del Tiempo/Heart of Time (2009) 90mins.
Folks from the Boston area who attended the Zapatista Escuelita, the International Zapatista School for Freedom in December/January will talk about their experiences.
Corazón del Tiempo (Heart of Time) is a film about love in the time of Zapatista Resistance. Things get complicated when Sonia, a Zapatista civilian supporter living in an autonomous community, falls in love with Julio, an insurgente (rebel fighter), because she is already promised to Miguel, a young community leader. The film shows how the community deals with this romantic dilemma. Corazón del Tiempo was filmed in Zapatista communities in the heart of the Lacandón Jungle of Chiapas, Mexico. The actors are all non-professional Zapatista actors who uncovered their faces and opened their communities for the world to see.
In Spanish with English subtitles.
Thurs. March 6th 7-9pm Book & Talk Fundraiser "Upper Bunkies Unite"
Andrea C. James will be presenting her book "Upper Bunkies Unite: And Other Thoughts On the Politics of Mass Incarceration" and the work she is doing with Families for Justice As Healing, a criminal justice reform organization that was formed by formally incarcerated women. Her book will be for sale during the event and the proceeds will go towards the Families for Justice as Healing as well as the FREE HER campaign.
Sun. March 23rd 3pm
'Red Army Faction: A Documentary History" Editor Talk
PM Press editor comes to discuss this book series.
Wed. March 26th 7-9pm Radical Film Night & Discussion : Machatero (2008)
Post 9/11 definitions, ideas and notions of terrorism are challenged in this highly controversial and experimental film. Machetero is an allegorical narrative that follows French journalist Jean Dumont played by Isaach de Bankolé (Ghost Dog, Casino Royale, Manderlay, The Limits Of Control) to a New York prison where he interviews Pedro Taino a so called 'Puerto Rican Terrorist' played by Not4Prophet (lead singer of the Puerto Rican Punk band RICANSTRUCTION AND MC OF HIPHOP GROUP, X-VANDALS).
The film is structured around songs from the album, 'Liberation Day' written and performed by RICANSTRUCTION and interwoven into the film as a modern day Greek chorus. RICANSTRUCTION also provides an original improvised score that moves from hardcore be-bop punk to layered haunting and abstract Afro-Rican rhythms.
Discussion with performer Not4Prophet to follow.
Thurs. March 27th 7-9pm Last of the Po' Ricans y Otros Afro-Artifacts: Poetry Reading with by Not4Prophet
LAST OF THE PO'RICANS Y OTROS AFRO-ARTIFACTS, the debut poetry collection of Not4Prophet, provides an incredible verbal and musical profusion of poetry that reflects the cultural landscapes of the perpetual islands of Puerto Rico and New York City through the eyes of a Puerto Rican born in Ponce, living in El Barrio/East Harlem and the South Bronx. As he elaborates this 'otherness,' which includes the hassles of poverty, racial pride and racial discord, Not4Prophet pays homage to the old school cats from the Nuyorican and Black Arts movements. Written in free verse and layered with cultural and historical references, LAST OF THE PO' RICANS breaks boundaries and challenges us with iconic imagery and word play that dares to speak of the unspeakable...
Sunday March 30th 4-6pm Author Event: Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz and Breanne Fahs talk about their writings on radical women.
Breanne Fahs on: Valerie Solanas: The Defiant Life of the Woman who Wrote SCUM (and Shot Andy Warhol) Feminist Press, 2014 and Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz on: Outlaw Woman, University of Oklahoma Press, 2014
More information about these events can be found on the LPC web site.
All events are free and open to the public. Lucy Parsons Center is located at 358 Centre St. Jamaica Plain, MA. 02130
This work is in the public domain