Posted on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 by Angie Han
It’s been less than two years since protesters first set down in New York City’s Zuccotti Park to rally against social and economic injustice, so it’s a little weird that Occupy Wall Street already feels like a distant memory. (Or is that just me?) But a new documentary could help bring us back to those heady times.
After a Sundance premiere earlier this year, 99% – The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film is now preparing to march into theaters next month, and as such has a new trailer out. Though the promo names Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell (of the black metal doc Until the Light Takes Us) as the directors, the project was, as the clunky title suggests, a collaborative effort involving over 100 filmmakers. Watch the video after the jump.
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It’s a crazy, mixed up world and we are thankful for movies, sans New Moon, that offer proof. Weekend Weirdness cocks its disoriented, nappy head to examine such flicks, whether in the form of a new trailer for a provocative indie, a review, or news of an excavated cult classic. The works discussed herein tend to make cinema a little more interesting, and in the best and worst cases do the same for life. In this installment: a doc on Norwegian black metal; a doc on the first Asian member of the Black Panthers; a forgotten Dennis Hopper outlaw flick from Down Under; and a dumb-catchy rap song from the Sudan about movies, birds and popcorn.
With the possible exception of Forever21-styled country music a la Taylor Swift, no other music genre is as stigmatized and sensationalized by acts of church burning and murda as Norwegian black metal. The documentary, Until the Light Takes Us, is a dedicated and almost clinical look at how Norway’s black metal scene was permanently transformed—and magnified—in the early ’90s by what are now infamous acts of violence and rebellion.
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