Nationwide Film Premiere Screenings and On-line Launch: March 28, Sat 3-8 pm
REVOLUTION AND RELIGION: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion: A Dialogue Between CORNEL WEST & BOB AVAKIAN
On March 28, the new film REVOLUTION AND RELIGION: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion; A Dialogue Between CORNEL WEST & BOB AVAKIAN will premiere in cities across the country, including New York, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Chicago, and Houston. This will also be the online launch of the film at revcom.us.
The new film documents the historic dialogue between Bob Avakian, the Revolutionary Communist leader, and Cornel West, the Revolutionary Christian, that took place November 15, 2014 before a packed house of some 1,900 at Riverside Church in New York City.
Director Andy Zee explains: â€œThe film brings you inside the exchange between Cornel West and Bob Avakianâ€”the passion, the audacity, the science, the morality, and most of all the deep substance of their call for fundamental change, for revolution, in the face of the horrors of the world today. This question, the fight for emancipation and the role of religion, impacts the lives of billions on the planet.â€
The dialogue brought together front-line fighters from as far away as Ferguson, young people and students, artists, college professors, and many more.
Watch Clip from the Film: “Why are we still fighting for justice in 2015?”
Cornel West is widely recognized as one of the most important and provocative public intellectuals of our time. A prolific writer and lecturer, West is Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary in New York. A champion for the oppressed, West’s writing, speaking and teaching draw inspiration from and weave together the Christian and Black prophetic traditions, radical democracy and jazz, R&B and hip hop.
Bob Avakian, is the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA. Bob Avakian (BA) came alive as a revolutionary in the 1960s. Since then he has given his heart and knowledge to serving the cause of revolution and the emancipation of humanity, and has consistently taken responsibility for leading the revolutionary movement â€“ theoretically and practically. He is an innovative and critical thinker who has brought forward a new synthesis of communism.
Sponsored by: The Bob Avakian Institute and Revolution Books Chicago
For more on Dialogue and new Film: http://revcom.us/revolution-and-religion/index.html
(including extensive commentary from people in response to the dialogue)
Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th Street (1 block east of Cottage Grove in Hyde Park) Chicago
3-8 pm (doors open at 2:30 pm)
Film 3-7 pm, Reception follows at 7:15 pm
$20 / $10 low income / $50 & $100 premium
Info/tickets: Chicago BA Everywhere CommitteeÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets can be ordered on line via pay pal at chicagorevolutionbooks.blogspot. Tickets for Chicago audience and press are available by calling 312-860-8167.