Stop Cop City East Coast Tour Philadelphia

from Twitter

Defend The Atlanta Forest Info Night + Screening Of Riotsville U.S.A

from Instagram

[Stop Cop City
July 1st
@grays ferry skatepark
7:30pm talk // 9pm film]

🎥 Crass: There is No Authority But Yourself

from Iffy Books

June 16 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Promotional poster for the film "Crass: There is No Authority But Yourself". The title is at the top left, in a black stencil font. At the bottom right, a person holds a large square flag with the Crass logo.

On June 16 we’re hosting a free screening of the documentary Crass: There is No Authority But Yourself (2006), directed by Alexander Oey. Hope to see you there!

From Wikipedia:

> There is No Authority But Yourself is a Dutch film directed by Alexander Oey documenting the history of anarchist punk band Crass. The film features archive footage of the band and interviews with former members Steve Ignorant, Penny Rimbaud and Gee Vaucher. As well as reflecting on the band’s past the film focusses on their current activities, and includes footage of Rimbaud performing with Last Amendment at the Vortex jazz club in Hackney, a compost toilet building workshop and a permaculture course held at Dial House in the spring of 2006.

🎥 Resist Climate Inaction

from Iffy Books

June 10 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm

A man stands on top of a fuel train with his fist raised defiantly

On Friday, June 10 at 7PM we’re screening Resist Climate Inaction, a 12-minute film from Blockade Australia that everyone should see.

This event is free! We’ll have a discussion after the screening for anyone who wants to hang out and chat.

from Iffy Books

June 24 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm

On Friday, June 24 at 7PM we’re screening Resist Climate Inaction, a 12-minute film from Blockade Australia that everyone should see.

This event is free! We’ll have a discussion after the screening for anyone who wants to hang out and chat.


November discussion: The Trap

From Viscera

This month we’ll be watching Adam Curtis’s three part documentary, The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom? from (dusts off label) 2007! Curtis examines positive versus negative freedom with examples ranging from the Austrian school of economics to R.D. Laing and anti-psychiatry to neoliberalism and the occupation of Iraq.

If you’ve never watched an Adam Curtis feature you’re in for a treat!

We’ll be meeting in Clark Park on Sunday, November 28th, from 1-3 barring us finding somewhere congenial and heated – meet near the chess tables.

You can find the documentary on YouTube (or elsewhere) – each part is one hour, and we’ll be discussing all three!

HAYMARKET Documentary Film Screening

from Instagram

We’re back on our bullshit! May 1st 7:30pm! Get your tickets on our website in the calendar section! ~ Online screening of Haymarket, a brand new feature length documentary followed by discussion with the director Adrian Prawica~

Movie Screenings At James Talib Dean Camp

from Twitter

A whole week of black revolutionary cinema programming for the unhoused comrades at James Talib Dean encampment in Philly – come through and watch these great movies! And support the camp’s demands for housing and freedom from the police #blacklivesmatter

[@ the James Talib Dean Camp 
(22nd St + Ben Franklin Parkway)
[Von Colln Memorial Field]
Screenings will start around 9:15pm and will be followed by other films TBA
Sunday 6/28
Let The Fire Burn
Malcolm X (1972)
Monday 6/29
Coconut Revolution
Che (pt1)
Tuesday 6/30
Cuba Africa Revolution
Wednesday 7/1
Black and Blue
Thursday 7/2
At The River I Stand
Out The Way
Friday 7/3
Concerning Violence
The Spook Who Sat By The Door]

Hunt for the Wilderpeople: a watch party for Food Not Bombs

from Facebook

Wednesdays @ 7PM, cinéSPEAK hosts an online watch party, featuring incredible cinematic works from around the world to raise $ for organizations doing vital work in our region and beyond.

THIS WEEK: HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (2016) –a brilliantly comedic coming-of-age x buddy adventure film from Kiwi writer-director Taika Waititi
**now streaming on Kanopy — see below for instructions**

THIS WEEK’S FEATURED ORG: Food Not Bombs Solidarity they ‘cook for, serve/share food, work with and support homeless or hungry people; save and use food that the capitalist system regards only as a commodity; food that would be otherwise discarded.’

ZOOM PARTY LIVE @ 7PM **must register to receive link**

**As you’re able, PLEASE $UPPORT by DONATING directly to Food Not Bombs Solidarity–>
CashApp: $FNBSolidarity

You will need to:
1. Activate your Kanopy account–>
**FREE** with Philadelphia Free Library card
**Don’t have your physical library card? Look it up here–>

2. Decide how you will watch–>
**If you’re watching from your computer, follow this URL–>
**If you’re watching on Apple tv, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick or other mobile device, search for and download the Kanopy app.

3. Register for the event–> via ticket link on this page
4. Grab your movie snacks/drinks + come hang!

We will:
1. Email the Zoom link to all registered guests @ 6:15PM
2. Start the Zoom party @ 7PM

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Written & Directed by: Taika Waititi
Running Time: 1hr 41 min

A boy (Julian Dennison) and his foster father (Sam Neill) become the subjects of a manhunt after they get stranded in the New Zealand wilderness.


**CONTENT WARNING: fatphobic humor, animal death (with graphic images of blood), grief around parental death and a joke with pedophilic innuendo

Anarchy Afternoons: Unistʼotʼen Camp

from Facebook

During this week’s open hours, we are going to be watching short films about the Unistʼotʼen Camp.

To our north, this month has witnessed an explosion of actions intended to “shut down Canada” with blockades of rail lines cancelling passenger service trains across the country and paralyzing freight shipment. In the cities, protests have blocked streets, highways, and bridges. The present wave of resistance can be traced to the Unistʼotʼen camp’s decade-long battle against proposed pipelines in unceded Wetʼsuwetʼen territory. We will watch films and discuss this history to get a clearer picture of what has been happening.

For more information on recent events:

3:00 open hours
4:00 films

[February 21 3-6pm at A-Space 4722 Baltimore Ave]

Anarchy Afternoons: La Haine

from Facebook

Anarchy Afternoons is the name for the regular open hours at A-space. Lately, we have been watching movies in addition to the open hours/Kaffeeklatsch. This week we are watching the classic (1995) French film called La Haine (“Hate”).

Released 10 years before the famous 3-week long riots in Paris in 2005, this film depicts a group of friends in the Parisian suburbs in the aftermath of a riot. The plot revolves around the discovery of a cop’s missing gun and the possibility of revenge for the police brutality that sparked the previous day’s riot. It’s a fictional depiction of 20 hours in the life of the Parisian suburbs inspired by actual events and common experiences.

While La Haine is a very different kind of “Suburb Film” (and very different understanding of suburb) than Over the Edge, it seemed like a good follow-up film.

Open Hours 3:00pm
Film 3:45

[January 31 at A-Space 4722 Baltimore Ave]

Anarchy Afternoons: Over the Edge

from Facebook

Based on late-70s sensational journalism intended to vilify suburban youth, this movie explores what young people can do in a world designed for the interests and profits of bougie adults. The suburbs in Over the Edge are alienating, inhibiting, and completely unlike the spaces of childhood innocence found in other teen films of the era. The movie imagines a group of suburban teens that discover the means to resist, to fight their parents, the school, the police. It’s as if the filmmakers asked themselves what it would be like if the Italian/German Autonomist movement spontaneously emerged in American suburbs. Over the Edge is a fantasy of teenage rebellion that shatters the image of suburban civility and complacency. We are going to watch it this week because why not?

For more (spoiler-filled) info on the movie:

Open Hours begins at 3:00pm
Film at 3:30
Note: Open Hours will end early this week at 5:30 instead of 6

[January 24 at A-Space 4722 Baltimore Ave]

Touch the Sky: Stories, Subversions, & Complexities of Ferguson

from Facebook

A new video collage reflecting on the raw moments of the 2014 Ferguson riots. A film for the wild ones, the anarchists, and the dreamers…

More info:

110 minutes followed by a short discussion

[January 11th 7-9PM at Wooden Shoe Books 704 South St]

Anarchy Afternoons presents Bee Movie

from Facebook

Someone said Bee Movie had anarchist themes. We are going to screen this movie for no other reason than to find out. And maybe it’s funny?

It’s the last Anarchy Afternoon of the year!

Open hours begins at 3:00
Movie at 3:30

[December 20th at A-Space 4722 Baltimore Ave]

Anarchy Afternoons: Greece 2008 films

from Facebook

On December 6, 2008, Greek police shot and killed Alexandros Grigoropoulos, sparking widespread riots. These riots unfolded in the wake of the financial crash that year and were fueled by a large anarchist milieu centered around the Exarcheia neighborhood in Athens.

This Friday we will watch films about these events and learn more about the anarchists in Greece. We will also discuss the present situation in Greece, which has seen a slew of police raids of squats in recent months.

Films include “Potentiality for Storming Heaven,” clips, and others.

Open Hours 3pm
Films 3:30

[December 13 at A-Space 4722 Baltimore Ave]

Anarchy Afternoons: Breaking the Spell (1999 Seattle WTO doc)

from Facebook

It’s been 20 years so, this week, we are going to look back at the Battle of Seattle aka the 1999 Seattle WTO protests. We will be watching the classic documentary Breaking the Spell and a few shorter videos.

For many anarchists in North America, the events in Seattle signaled a new phase of street action. The actions in Seattle informed and inspired anarchist engagement with the anti-globalization movement and other demonstrations in North America for years after. Not to mention that the tactics developed in this period still shape anarchist activity 20 years later.

We will watch this documentary and discuss the events in 1999 to consider what is still relevant now. What can we get from taking another look at this stage of anarchist organizing? Is there any remaining untapped potential or lessons still to be learned?

Anarchy Afternoons begins at Friday 3:00pm
Documentary 3:30
Shorter film clips 5-6pm

[December 6 at A-Space 4722 Baltimore Ave]