Weekend Open Thread: “The YES MEN are REVOLTING” at Santa Ana’s Frida Cinema, till Thursday!




Highly recommended by Editor Vern, a longtime fan of these guys – this is the OC premiere of their third film.  The following taken from the Facebook event page:

yes men are revolting

For the last 20 years, notorious activists The Yes Men have staged outrageous and hilarious hoaxes to draw international attention to corporate crimes against humanity and the environment. Armed with nothing but thrift-store suits and a lack of shame, these iconoclastic revolutionaries lie their way into business events and government functions to expose the dangers of letting greed run our world. In their third cinematic outing (after The Yes Men and The Yes Men Fix the World), they are now well into their 40s, and their mid-life crises are threatening to drive them out of activism forever – even as they prepare to take on the biggest challenge they’ve ever faced: climate change.

More than the first two films, The Yes Men Are Revolting is as much a character study as it is an entertaining depiction of their latest interventions. Revealing the real people behind the ruses, at its heart lies a hopeful message about fighting for change.

Directed by Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno , and Laura Nix. 91 minutes.


“Who would have thought that the funniest moments at the Toronto International Film Festival would revolve around climate change and activism?” – Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com

“The Yes Men Are Revolting is an entertaining and interesting examination of the anxieties that make us question who we are and if we’re making a difference.” – Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist

SHOWTIMES, Frida Cinema, 305 East 4th St, Santa Ana:
Friday, June 12 – 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm
Saturday, June 13 – 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm
Sunday, June 14 – 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm
Monday, June 15 – 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm
Tuesday, June 16 – 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm
Wednesday, June 17 – 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm
Thursday, June 18 – 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm

Now enjoy some high points of their earlier work, thanks to “Funny or Die!

Vivoleum, featuring Reggie Watts

An ExxonMobil janitor makes the ultimate sacrifice for a miraculous new biofuel. The Yes Men show the oil executives at the Go Expo energy conference that the free market, when left to its own devices, will always find solutions to the dilemmas humanity faces.

Dow Does the Right Thing

One “Jude Finisterra” of Dow Chemical appears on BBC World News to take full responsibility for the Bhopal catastrophe, perhaps the worst industrial disaster in history. (Dow stocks dropped $2 billion dollars because of this interview.)

MORE HERE – they don’t all have embed codes.

See you there!


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