If you have not heard, Howard Zinn passed away last week on January 27, 2010 at the age of 87 due to a heart attack. He is/was a historian, playwright, social activist, author of more than 20 books, intellectual amongst many more. Howard was very critical of the US Foreign Policy and was even labeled as an anti-American Marxist for doing so in his best selling work “A People’s History of the United States”. I personally think that he is a pretty good writer and have read and listened to some of his stuff (articles, foreword for chomsky, stuff on democracynow!), not many, for school stuff. Just photocopied “Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice”. Highly recommend it.
So anyways, a bunch of us thought it would be good to screen his memoir documentary/documentary memoir, “You can’t be neutral on a moving train” since he just passed away and all. Below are the details:
Date: February 6, 2010 (Friday)
Time: 8.00 pm
Venue: Annexe Gallery, Central Market
The documentary ~ Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train (78 minutes)
Directed by Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller, Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train offers a retrospective on the life and times of Howard Zinn. Activist, best-selling author, and historian, Zinn is considered the catalyst for some of the most notable progressive movements of the past 60 years. Noam Chomsky, who claims that Zinn “changed the consciousness of a generation,” is featured in several interviews, along with Marian Wright Edelman, Alice Walker, Tom Hayden, Daniel Ellsberg, and Zinn himself. The documentary also features rare archival footage. ~ Tracie Cooper, All Movie Guide
So if you are free, please come by to watch the documentary with us. See you then!