Screening: The Yes Men Are Revolting! with Mike Bonanno

Screening: The Yes Men Are Revolting! with Mike Bonanno

The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Avenue, Troy, NY

November 4, 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Yes Men Are Revolting is a funny, action-packed adventure. With the environment on the brink of collapse, they ask a pressing question: at a time when corporate forces have bought and sold democracy, how can we effect real change? Their answer: get every viewer involved in the struggle.

 “The Yes Men Are Revolting chronicles the past five years of pranksters Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno (not their real names), the infamous activists known for duping the media with their impersonations of corporate shills and government stooges. At this stage of their career, the Yes Men have climate change at the top of their agenda, which takes them to Washington, Copenhagen, Uganda, and the Albertan tar sands. Laura Nix and the Yes Men team up as directors, recording every step of Bichlbaum and Bonanno's journey as they meet with collaborators and pull off their witty stunts. Their planning and execution is filled with anxiety and improvisation, some pranks fizzling while others turn into media whirlwinds — and one case brings a threat of legal action more serious than any the Yes Men have ever encountered before.”

– Thom Powers, Toronto International Film Festival website

The Yes Men Are Revolting completes a trilogy of funny feature docs they started a decade ago. In their first film, The Yes Men (2004), they posed as spokespeople for the World Trade Organization, acting out comedic vigilante justice against the elite. In The Yes Men Fix the World (2009), they delivered a bunch of hard-hitting, hilarious stunts that show why they must change our corporations-first system, and what’s in store if we don’t. The Yes Men Are Revolting is an even more jam-packed with screwball comedy, nail-biting suspense, nasty stings, and informative documentary. 

 

Sponsored by Rensselaer's School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, iEAR Presents, NYSCA, NEA, The Sanctuary for Independent Media

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