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"Surplus" - free film screening Thursday May 20th 8pm

Surplus: a film by Erik Gandi
Doors open 8:00pm
Other short films may also be presented.
Screening at the High St. Barn - Thursday, May 20th
1463 High St. (just below UCSC campus, across from the Arboretum - NOT the campus "Barn Theatre"!)
NOTE: an incorrect address ("356 high st") was printed on some of the flyers - make sure your friends know!
Surplus is a visual odyssey filmed over three years in eight countries. From the explosive riots of the G-8 summit in Genoa, Italy, to a sex doll factory in the United States, Surplus explores the nature of consumer culture. Against a backdrop of world leaders, corporate captains and Microsoft CEOs, the film focuses on the controversial anti-globalization guru John Zerzan. “We are terrorized into being consumers,? he claims. Stunning editing and breathtaking cinematography turns the fact that 20% of the world is gobbling 80% of its resources from a plain statistic into an overwhelming emotional experience.

This collage/commentary by Italian filmmaker, Erik Gandini takes a hard look at the grotesque nature of civilization and the multifaceted resistance to it. This musically and visually stunning film is reminiscent of Godfrey Reggio’s KOYAANISQATSI, but with more overt commentary and political relevance. Tackling weighty themes like consumption, technology, objectification, domination, ideology, and resistance, this film is an intense hyper-sensory composition questioning the totality of civilization.

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Re: "Surplus" - free film screening Thursday May 20th 8pm

I got lost and never made it to the film tho I stopped and asked at the u entrance and got vague directions.

I did, however, find some property for sale (small house on double 4 acre parcels touted as 'chance of a lifetime not too many left in upper west side) for 3 mil and had a close encounter with a rude BMWer while looking.

Maybe a map next time?


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