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By Film Threat Staff | August 17, 2004

Lost Film Fest returns to Philadelphia for a major free event right before the protests at the Republican
National Convention in NYC. Lost Film Fest, originating in West Philly is an event focusing on pranks against major corporations, government institutions, and cultural self defense. If you dig culture jamming, pie fights with cops,
riot footage, and hate George W Bush with a passion, you’ll love the punk rock urgency of the Lost Film Fest and its celebration of illegal-art. Thanks to a grant from Foundation Arts, this year’s event is FREE to the public.


Tues, August 17 @ Code space 48th and Woodland Ave 5pm – midnight ^ Wed, August 18 @ Code space 48th and Woodland Ave 5pm – midnight ^ Thurs, August 19 @ Code space 48th and Woodland Ave 5pm – midnight ^ Fri, August 20 @ The Rotunda 40th and Walnut St 5pm – 1am ^ Sat, August 21 @ The Rotunda 40th and Walnut St 3pm – 1am ^ Sun, August 22 @ The Rotunda 40th and Walnut St 1pm – 9pm ^ Sun, August 22nd @ special outdoor screening of THE CORPORATION at 36th and Sansom. 9:30pm)

Highlights include:

-the Philly premiere of BUSH FAMILY FORTUNES: Documentary by acclaimed journalist Greg Palast (Matt Pascarella will be on hand for Q&A)

-THE TAKE Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis’s new doc about the worker-run factory takeovers in Argentina , a special sneak preview of the new guerrilla News Network project (name tba)

-LOST FILM FEST touring shorts program (hosted by Scott Beibin)

-JERICHO’S ECHO: PUNK ROCK IN THE HOLY LAND- A work in progress of San Francisco filmmaker Liz Nord’s film about Punk Rock and Activism in Israel

-THE MIAMI MODEL a disturbing film about the militarization of the police in the US, and the crackdown on dissent

-AFROPUNK James Spooners celebrated documentary which explores race identity in the punk scene.

-FOURTH WORLD WAR the newest offering from Big Noise Films

-MOVE a doc about the MOVE organization from Philadelphia w/ Q& A afterwards

-BEAUTIFUL FRENZY documentary about Dutch punk legends THE EX

-AUSLANDER RAUS a brilliant prank pulled by an Austrian performance artist

-WEDDING TRAIN a look into the lives of a small group of freight train hopping crusty hobos

-ROBOSAPIENS documenting the ROBODOCK festival in Amsterdam

-THE CORPORATION (dir. Mark Achbar, Jen Abbott, Joel Bakan) will close the festival on Sunday the 22nd in an outdoor screening across from the Institute for Contemporary Art in West Philly.

For a full schedule of events, visit the Lost Film Festival website.

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