Undeportables Movie Night + Zapatista coffee solidarity
CompArte Movie Night (Art event based off of Zapatista artwork):
We are hosting a Zapatista Coffee Event aka Z Coffee and screening a film from the era of Blaxploitation: The Spook Who Sat by the Door, a classic film depicting black militancy.
We are also premiering La Quirky Nancy Episode 4 :)
Honored to be part of the EZLN in rebellion and resistance for humanity! 100% Zapatista grown, this coffee is roasted in small batches and shipped directly to few chosen grass root collectives in the U.S. In resistance and solidarity EZLN has heard our boycott against gentrification and is no coinsidence that we now bring you coffee with direct action #boycottweirdwavescafe #boycottselfhelp… Money raised will be donated to a grass roots collective to continue their autonomy and let others know no borders will divide us!!!!
Funds raised are not allocated to the Zapatistas out in Chiapas.
If you’d like to donate to their programming please check em out www.schoolsforchiapas.org every cup of coffee can support unique educational programs in health, literacy, and ecological-agriculture in the freedom-loving Mayan communities of Mexican southeast. @ezlnchiapas
The Spook Who Sat by the Door Screening:
“You really wanna mess with Whitey? I can show you how.”
Actor-turned-director Ivan Dixon’s Spook harnesses racial frustrations into a biting heist-thriller – couched in the newly-fashionable cinematic language of Blaxploitation. In a politically-motivated attempt at “integration” (what can be read as not-so-subtle “tokenism”), Spook’s subjugator Dan Freeman is one of several dozen African American recruits hauled in by the hyper-white brass at the CIA for instruction in espionage. Newly armed with training in explosives, ballistics, conversion tactics, and jujitsu, Freeman shares his knowledge with an eager community of Black Freedom Fighters on Chicago’s South Side – to the chagrin of his former employer.
It can be assumed that, in real life as in the film, the U.S. gub’ment does not appreciate being made for a fool, which is why the FBI evoked COINTELPRO strategy and systematically seized and destroyed every print they could find… except one. In an incredible stroke of foresight and artistic rebellion, Dixon archived the original negative under an alternate title, the only reason we’re able to experience Spook today.
Check out La Quirky series here: http://bit.ly/2w7S8Ea
Hosted by Undeportables! Invited by East Side Cafe!
THIS IS AN EVENT YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS :D
DOORS OPEN: 7:00PM
FILM BEGINS: 8:00PM
WHERE: Eastside Cafe
ADMISSION: $5 Suggested Donation (No one turned away for lack of funds.)