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Land & Freedom // Apr 6 // Free Film Showing
05 Apr 2005
LPC Radical Films
Land & Freedom // Apr 6
Free Screening of ‘Land and Freedom’
Wed, April 6, 7pm
"Ken Loach creates a movie which speaks directly to our heart and makes us understand the pure and sincere motives of the rebels against Franco."
The title of Ken' Loach's new movie; Land & Freedom was the slogan of the anarchist movement in Spain. Land and Freedom depicts the Spanish Civil War as seen through the eyes of an young unemployed Englishman, David Carr,(Ian Hart who played John Lennon in Back Beat)who volunteers for the International Brigades. Tired of protest marches that seem to be getting nowhere David leaves his Liverpool home to fight in Spain. As a newly recruited member of the British Communist Party David's idealism is challenged by his comrades who he meets in Spain that represent the Anarchist and independent Marxists movements in that country.
Land & Freedom is a war movie unlike any other, Loach uses an international cast, to depict the political nature of the Spanish Civil War. The movie is actually filmed in northern Spain where local villagers still have bitter memories of the battles and betrayals of their revolution. More than just a war movie Land and Freedom depicts the revolutionary idealism of the time.
Loach and writer Jim Allen have teamed up before to make Hidden Agenda, their successful movie about Ireland. Land and Freedom shows the Spanish civil war as a political war unlike its Hollywood predecessor; 'For Whom the Bell Tolls'. Loach and Allen maintain that this is not just a movie about the past but a statement for today "to counter the forces of fascism and reaction that are again rising around the world".
1995, 109 min
Radical Film Night at the Lucy Parsons Center
Every Wednesday night at 7pm
Apr 13 - Before Stonewall (1984, 87 min)
"This informative and enlightening documentary examines how gay people lived and supported and recognized each other in the days before the landmark disturbance at the Stonewall bar in New York in 1969"
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The Lucy Parsons Center, Boston's collectively run radical bookstore features an extensive selection of radical books and magazines, internet access, space for talks and meetings, and free movies Wednesday nights. Located at 549 Columbus Avenue in the South End the store is just down from Mass Ave and easily reached from the Mass Ave and Symphony T stations and the #1 bus. Regular store hours Mon-Fri 12-9pm Weekends 12-6.
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