Banned Movie Night

Generally I think a blog should be a story but this press release caught my eye — I like worthy causes and Doctors Without Borders is a worth cause:

Banned Movie Night: First monthly film festival of its kind, premiering movies banned by our country on socio-political grounds. Proceeds benefiting Doctors Without Borders.

The Revanchist Group presents the first monthly film festival of its kind, slated for Saturday, March 28, 2009, and benefiting Doctors Without Borders. Banned Movie Night (BMN) is an event celebrating freedom of expression by influential Creatives of the international community. A once a month event held at the Downtown Independent Movie Theatre, BMN is a platform promoting dialogue and entertainment, where people of various creative communities cross-pollinate, connect, and above all celebrate the arts.

 Join BMN in presenting a showing of Titicut Follies, a seminal, long banned documentary on the degradation of the mental health system, shown at the New York Film Festival in 1967 and then banned by our government until 1992. 

 After the film premier, join BMN and KCRW’s Mathieu Schreyer (Resident DJ: Bar Marmont, Hyde) as the party moves to the rooftop patio of the Downtown Independent Movie Theater. Live DJ and full bar sets the mood for mingling under the stars.

 For more information about The Revanchist Movement and Banned Movie Night’s premier event March 28th, please visit: www.bannedmovienight.com

 

 Doctors Without Borders is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. Today, DWB provides aid in nearly 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. In 1999, DWB received the Nobel Peace Prize.

 Banned Movie Night was formed by Martin Cavanaugh Porter and Brett H. Tomich, core managing partners of The Revanchist Group, as a platform to raise awareness of Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders). The event will be a re-occurring monthly benefit, held at the Downtown Independent Movie Theatre, building connectivity, inspiration and community.

For press inquiries, please contact:

 

Bil McMillian, PR

bmcmillian@gmail.com

323.271.8301

 

 

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