movie night at Kopkind 2012: American Autumn with filmmaker Dennis Trainor, Jr.

19 07 2012


“Occupy Kopkind” begins this week in Guilford with OWS

Sunday, July 22 Potluck barbecue 5:30 pm; Screening 7 pm The Organ Barn, 158 Kopkind Rd., Guilford, VT

On Sunday, July 22, the Kopkind Colony will open its summer season with American Autumn, a film that documents the action and articulation of grievances that began in New York City as Occupy Wall Street, spread to cities and towns across the country, and continues in myriad projects under the banner Occupy.


Filmmaker Dennis Trainor, Jr., takes a view of the early months of the Occupy movement from the inside out, from the meeting rooms to the streets, from the encampments to the police lines and beyond. American Autumn follows the people and the actions in New York City, Boston and Washington with a style, an energy and a politics that, as put it, is “radically different from what you’ll see at your local movie theater…. This is a movie with us in it.  I don’t mean our little group of activist friends.  I mean us, the people of this country, our stories, our hardships, our triumphs, our injustices, our tragedies, our humor.”

With an original score by Goldi, of the OWS music Rebel group and the street band Guitarmy, plus additional songs by Mike Lawrence-Yanicelli and the legendary punk band FUGAZI, the film captures the beat of the moment and the movement.  It weaves together the voices of protesters, the vivid action in the streets and interviews with veteran writers and activists including Cornel West, Naomi Klein, Medea Benjamin and many more.

Kopkind’s Movie Night begins on Sunday with a potluck barbecue at 5:30 pm, outside the Organ Barn in Guilford, 158 Kopkind Road. The screening of American Autumn will begin at 7, followed by discussion with Trainor and members of the Occupy movement, who will be in residence for this, Kopkind’s first summer seminar/retreat session of the year.  Contact John Scagliotti, Kopkind Administrator for directions to the Organ Barn in Guilford.









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