Gender Justice

BTL:Obama Ruling on Access to Birth Control Provokes Attack from GOP and Religious Right

 

BTL:State-by-State Campaign Working for Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United Decision

 State-by-State Campaign Working for Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United Decision

Interview with Bob Edgar, former six-term congressional representative, president and CEO of Common Cause, conducted by Scott Harris
 
Jan. 20 marked the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case, where the justices ruled that corporations and unions may give unlimited and anonymous donations to elect or defeat political candidates. In their decision, the high court declared that corporations have the same rights as living persons.  Story continues

http://www.btlonline.org/2012/seg/120210af-btl-edgar.html

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: Alternative Movie Review

 

Love Unlimited Film Festival & Art Exhibition. Help Get the Word Out About This Event With Free Admission!

 

LOVE UNLIMITED FILM FESTIVAL & ART EXHIBITION

CONTACT: Love Unlimited Team                                                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Please Circulate

 

                                              

EMAIL: Contact page of www.LoveAndDiversity.org

 

A NEW FILM FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

The Fourth Annual International Love Unlimited Film & Art Exhibition 

Offers An Alternative To The Usual Film Festival Fare

 

 

The Fourth Annual International Love Unlimited Film Festival & Art Exhibition Offers An Alternative To The Usual Film Festival Fare

Many of today’s film festivals have become crowded, impersonal events that follow the same formulaic routines. If celebrities, directors, or casts from movies are present, interactions are very limited, sometimes staged, and offer little or no opportunity for networking or close contact. Worse, many festivals have become crowded with industry insiders, who muscle out more innovative work to present predictable, commercial fare. This can transform film festivals from potentially one of the most exciting events there is into a dreary, tiring affair.
 

This makes the Love Unlimited Film & Art Exhibition unique. Through relaxed and friendly chat-backs and Q&A sessions with cast, crew, writers, producers, directors, and more, Love Unlimited offers not only close interactions but also possibilities for networking with actual working professionals in the film and art industries. One such guest this year is Elise Plakke, one of only four women directors worldwide chosen to present at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Love Unlimited Film & Art Exhibition doesn’t offer the same predictable program of events found at other festivals, but makes room for groundbreaking, original, and inspiring work by voices often unable to be heard elsewhere. This year hip-hop performer/assistant director JenRO will feature a live musical performance to accompany her music video “Closet”.

Along with an international array of feature films, shorts, documentaries, music videos, and other genres, festival-goers in particular also have the opportunity to hear working directors and writers present script-readings and to participate in Q&A sessions afterward. This is a chance to participate directly with film-makers in their process and to spread the love to everyone at the festival.

Festival-goers also participate in voting for the People’s Choice Award as best of fest. Love Unlimited is unique in having at press the most award categories of almost any film festival in the world, including awards for scripts in progress and various people's choice awards. To visit the official website, check out www.LoveAndDiversity.org as well as www.LoveUnlimitedAwardWinners.org for highlights and announcements for the film, art and script award winners of the most recent festival.   

 The Fourth Annual Love Unlimited Film Festival & Art Exhibition starts in February 2012 and runs through April 2012.  If you are interested in submitting film, scripts, stageplays, teleplays or art for the Fifth Annual Love Unlimited Film Festival & Art Exhibition, please visit our website's submissions as we currently offer discounted early submissions rates for next year's event.  We welcome submissions via mail in entries, online entries or withoutabox.

 

Help Get the Word Out About This Event With Free Admission!

 

Help us to spread love for all people!

  

 

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NATIONWIDE SCHEDULE FOR THE LOVE UNLIMITED FILM FESTIVAL & ART EXHIBITION,
2012 Fourth Annual International


 

TEXAS, Austin, 
February 2012

 

February 25th, 2012

Date: Feb 25-26, 2012
Time: Starts at 4:30pm Everyday
Location: The Amazing, Historic and Awesome La Peña!
227 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
Price: Free of Charge

Highlights:  Film screenings, Q+A sessions, Music Videos, Fourth Annual International Poster Arts Exhibition and much more!
The Film festival starts at 4:00pm.

 

4:30pm ~ Red Carpet Introductions.   
4:45pm ~ “Closet” (United States) by Hip-Hop Artist/Assistant Director JenRO. This music video is dedicated to raising awareness of all LGBT youth who have contemplated suicide in the past years. Special live Hip-Hop performance and Q&A by JenRO follows.

Hip-Hop Artist and Leading Actress of the Award Winning 'Closet' Music Video

JenRO takes it back to her adolescence & resolves her coming out with her accepting mother. A day at school for mini JenRO is not a typical day for the average girl at school. 

The music video is dedicated for awareness to all LGBT youth who have contemplated suicide in the past years

 

After the music video: Live Performance of "Closet"!  Also, After the live performance, meet the Artist and Assistant Director!  Q+A with Hip-Hop Artist JenRo. 

5:20pm ~ “My Hometown” (Canada).  Completed in 2011, Weaving a storyline that encompasses children and places from all over the world, this animated film of original illustrations, plays out Yoko Ono's instructional positivism, using a backdrop of her voice and her original recording 'Remember Love' written and sung by her, accompanied on guitar by John Lennon.

5:30pm [Film] - And this is how some of Us think about the future...” [Cyprus, United Kingdom]
Afterwards, meet the Director! Q+A w/ Myria Christophini

A short documentary based on real people beliefs about the future of a united Cyprus if the ongoing negotiations are successful. Every opinion in the short is being expressed by a character that is developed from the original drawings of the people that have expressed these opinions. The animated short is part of the Director's research on how animation can act as a tool for peace at the Glasgow School of Art.

5 45pm “14 Minutes.” Afterwards, Meet the Director! Q+A w/ Elise Plakke


Film: 14 Minutes - [State Premiere]

Director's Statement: From Elise Plakke

My films are about the complicated nature of human relationships in postmodern times. I seek to examine the self and society in an attempt to rethink standard assumptions. 14 Minutes reveals that happiness is personal and often not related to popular notions of happiness. The main character in 14 Minutes, Chloe, is engaged to get married to a successful man and based on stereotypical narratives, should be thrilled. Yet Chloe realizes that in losing her voice and spontaneity in the relationship, she has lost a piece of herself, putting her happiness second to the stability of the relationship.

Women and men often stay in relationships in a comfort zone because it is easier to go along with a semi-fulfilling relationship than break it off to find the ultimate relationship. The film illustrates that learning to see the world through a different lens offers introspection and a chance to redefine ourselves.


After the film: Meet the Director!  Q+A with Elise Plakke, the Screenwriter & Director of 14 Minutes.  In addition, 14 Minutes is a Short that is part of her ongoing feature length film.  Elise is the screenwriter for the full feature, and will read an excerpt of a scene not in the short film after the Love Unlimited Screenplay Exhibition on February 26th, 2012.  


5:45pm ~ “14 Minutes.” (United States)  A Q&A with director Elise Plakke follows.

Elise Plakke is one of 4 women directors worldwide chosen to screen her film at Cannes Film Festival.  See Interview here.

6:30pm ~ “OH Luv” (United States) by Magda Sztompka. Q&A with the director follows.

7:00pm ~  Special Gift Economy Film Presentation followed by a Surprise Guest Presentation.  

7:30pm ~ The Fourth Annual International Award Winning Directors Panel with JenRO, Myria Christophini, Magda Sztompka and Elise Plakke

Votes for the 2012 Annual International People's Choice Awards for Films.

Votes for the 2012 Annual International People's Choice Awards for Poster Arts.

February 26th, 2012

4:30PM ~ Red Carpet Introductions.  The Fourth Annual International Award Winning Screenwriters Panel featuring Suzanne Kelman, Rosie Woods, Blue Spruell, Shanisha Mitchell, Angel Bailey, Rubaiyat Hossain, Dana Cowden and more!

5:30pm ~ The Fourth Annual International Script, Teleplay and Stageplay Reading Exhibition!

A few of our Award Winning Script Writers who will
read an excerpt of their scripts Include:

Suzanne Kelman and Rose Woods reading, "Held"

Description of Held:

"In Nazi occupied Holland, to save the life of a hidden Jewish student stricken with a life threatening illness, a reclusive professor deliberately contracts the deadly disease to get the cure. "


Blue Spruell reading, "Winged Victory"
Dana Cowden reading, "Not As Advertised"
Angel Bailey reading, "Marry or Go to Jail"
Shanisha Mitchell reading, "Love Moore"
Rubaiyat Hossain reading, "Diary of a Housewife"
and more!

7:00pm ~ An after-exhibition reading of a scene not included in “14 Minutes” by Elise Plakke.  This is a scene that will appear in her upcoming feature length version of the film "14 Minutes."

7:45pm ~ The Fourth Annual International Love Unlimited Film Festival & Art Exhibition Awards Ceremony

Votes for the 2012 Annual International People's Choice Awards for Scripts, Teleplays and Stageplays.

Votes for the 2012 Annual International People's Choice Awards for Poster Arts.

 

 



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BTL:Rising Economic Inequality Provokes Search for Practical, Democratic Alternatives

 Rising Economic Inequality Provokes Search for Practical, Democratic Alternatives

Interview with Gar Alperovitz, Lionel R. Bauman professor of political economy at the University of Maryland , conducted by Scott Harris
 
As Republican Party presidential candidates campaigned across Iowa – the state holding the first meaningful contest for the GOP nomination, Occupy Wall Street activists in the state organized actions to focus public attention on one of priority concerns, the corrupting influence of big money in U.S. politics. Direct action disruptions at candidate speeches and protests at headquarters, including Democratic party offices, resulted in more than 60 arrests. The message these activists were sending was that both the Republican and Democratic parties largely represent the interests of major corporations and the top one percent wealthiest Americans. 

Story continues
http://www.btlonline.org/2012/seg/120113af-btl-alperovitz.html

BTL:Rising Economic Inequality Provokes Search for Practical, Democratic Alternatives

 Rising Economic Inequality Provokes Search for Practical, Democratic Alternatives

Interview with Gar Alperovitz, Lionel R. Bauman professor of political economy at the University of Maryland , conducted by Scott Harris
 
As Republican Party presidential candidates campaigned across Iowa – the state holding the first meaningful contest for the GOP nomination, Occupy Wall Street activists in the state organized actions to focus public attention on one of priority concerns, the corrupting influence of big money in U.S. politics. Direct action disruptions at candidate speeches and protests at headquarters, including Democratic party offices, resulted in more than 60 arrests. The message these activists were sending was that both the Republican and Democratic parties largely represent the interests of major corporations and the top one percent wealthiest Americans. 

Story continues
http://www.btlonline.org/2012/seg/120113af-btl-alperovitz.html

Austin Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil

 The International Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil was held at City Hall on November 20, 2011. The event remembers people who have been murdered due to anti-transgender prejudice. The event honors those who have been killed and raises public awareness of hate crimes. More information about the event can be found at transgenderdor.org and through the Transgender Education Network of Texas at transtexas.org

  

                Tracy Duvalis Kriese of PFLAG

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Bucky Larson As Fairytale: An Alternative Movie Critique

 

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' Conduct Provokes Calls for Ethics Probe

 Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' Conduct Provokes Calls for Ethics Probe

Interview with Drew Courtney, director of communications, conducted by Scott Harris
 
When President George H.W. Bush nominated conservative Appeals Court Judge Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1991, controversy followed. Allegations of sexual harassment made by Anita Hill, a former Thomas employee at the Department of Education, made for high drama during televised Senate hearings, and placed the nomination in doubt. But in the end, Thomas was confirmed and took his seat on the Supreme Court. 

Story continues
http://www.btlonline.org/2011/seg/110826af-btl-courtney.html

Republicans Push State-by-State Anti-Abortion Agenda Across U.S.

 Republicans Push State-by-State Anti-Abortion Agenda Across U.S.

Interview with Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL-Pro Choice America, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
 
Almost all of the nation’s state legislatures this year were forced to focus on large budget deficits and figuring out ways to deal with them, including deep cuts to government services and programs. But, just like in the U.S. House of Representatives, many legislatures controlled by Republicans made time to debate bills that restrict women's access to abortion. Hundreds of measures were introduced around the country, and a significant number were passed. Some require mandatory ultra-sounds; others ban abortions after 20 weeks with no exceptions for the health of the mother or rape or incest; others place restrictions on abortion coverage in the federal government's new health insurance exchanges. 

Story continues
http://www.btlonline.org/2011/seg/110708bf-btl-keenan.html

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