[act-ma] This weekend at the CME - 2 Great Events!

Center for Marxist Education centermarxisteducation at gmail.com
Wed Jun 26 04:59:46 PDT 2019

*The Center for Marxist Education presents...*

*Saturday, June 29 | 3:00 - 5:00 PM*
*Africa-Asia Travel Film**, *Alvin Foster

The film presents multiple realities about former colonies, the colonizers,
and it showcases a successful Capitalist nation. The video inserts the
following themes:

   1. China’s influence in Africa & Asia
   2. Biodiversity disappearing
   3. The Khoisans people, possibly mankind’s oldest paternal ancestors
   4. The advantages of eating raw/uncooked food
   5. Scenes from nations that were all former colonies and victims of
   Western imperialism and their pledge in 1955 to work together to combat

*Sunday, June 30 | 6:00 PM*

*Film Screening: Get Out,* Richard Pendleton and Alvin Foster

The success of Jordan Peele’s Get Out – it took $30m in its first weekend
in the US – is remarkable for lots of reasons. This is a first-time film
from a respected, but essentially cult comedian, with no real big-name
stars and a premise that is anathema to most of middle America. Yet people
came out to see it in their thousands and critics raved about a horror
film, which just does not happen. The film has a A- rating from audiences
on CinemaScore, which as some have pointed out is unheard of for a horror,
and a rare 99% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Like Donald Glover’s
Atlanta, almost universal praise has followed the film’s debut and as with
that series, Peele has dealt with race in America in a refreshing, funny
and unflinching manner. The number of things Peele manages to reference is
stunning: the taboo of mixed relationships, eugenics, the slave trade,
black men dying first in horror films, suburban racism, police brutality. (
Check out the trailer <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzfpyUB60YY> here.

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