ABLE DANGER is playing in DC at a 911 Film Series at the Busboys and Poets Venue. Sander Hicks will be speaking after the film. Sander, who wrote who grew up in the DC area and who has served as inspiration for the film Able Danger, runs the world famous cafe/bookstore in Brooklyn VOX POP and is the author of the triumph of gonzo journalism, “The Big Wedding.”
VOX POP has since taken over the Bowery Poetry Club. While the Bowery Poetry Club still functions in many of the great ways it did, it is now the VOX POP of Manhattan as well.
From what I can tell from the website, Busboys and Poets in DC feels a lot like Vox Pop. Should be a perfect venue for the film. It’s the kind of place where you can get an organic hamburger, surf the net on your laptop, listen to performance artists of all kinds change the world, drink free trade coffee that will make your neurons stand up on end while you browse for books that, if you dare to read, will send you down the rabbit hole. Like this one;
DETAILED INFO ON THE WASHINGTON DC SCREENING OF ABLE DANGER ON 9/11/08 AT 9:11 PM
Description: 9:11pm : Washington DC premiere of ABLE DANGER The truth is darker than you think. A Brooklyn 9/11 Truther falls into a noir pastiche when a mysterious Eastern European beauty arrives at his bookstore-café with irrefutable proof of American secret intelligence involvement in the planning and execution of 9/11. Special guest: SANDER HICKS, founder of VoxPop café on which the film is based, and author of The Big Wedding: 9/11, The Whistleblowers, and the Cover-Up. http://www.abledangerthemovie.com/ Free and open to all. ($5 suggested donation to support DC 9/11 Education Fund) Sponsored by Alliance for Global Justice /DC911truth.org
Why is this the greatest film? Because it’s so funny. It takes the most serious subject ever known to the history of man and forces us to laugh while we watch the end of the world. At the same time its one of the most profound films ever made; top two. Happens to be Kubrick’s second most profound film, but it’s his only comedy right? Why is it so profound? Because the end of the world really will come about because of some moronic ideology –every dogmatic ideology is moronic — and Strangelove is profound because we can laugh at it in the movie — the film teaches us to laugh at our moronic ideologies. It forces us to laugh at them. Laugh at them and give them up or perish. It is comedy as the most profound sign of intelligence. I like to pretend to believe that this film actually helped and continues to help us authentically understand our world. All the characters are perfect caricatures, which is to say they’re the perfect comedic ideals, the platonic forms, comic archetypes..
Strangelove is the film I always wanted to make. This is perfect art. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have the hubris to believe Able Danger approaches Strangelove, by no means. I just like writing the two movies in the same sentence — please don’t hold that against me. Oh no! Now some critic is going to hold one up to the other, and the bright light of the Strangelove sun will blind her to the moon that is reflecting it’s light. I woudn’t have ventured a comparison myself, but when, at the Q&A following the Brooklyn Film Fest Opener the comparison was made by someone in the audience, there was a lump in my throat and my heart quietly danced for joy. Somebody got it.
In conclusion, I’ll point out that Mccain, for example, is one kind of caricature;
Since I live in Brooklyn and the film was shot in Flatbush, Brooklyn and Vox Pop is in Brooklyn I figured it would be cool to US premiere the film here. I was flattered and honored to be the opening film of this year’s festival, and I took away a ‘best production’ prize…
I got into Rotterdam based on the rough cut that I submitted and I had to hustle to finish the movie in time for the Festival. Thus, of course, I wasn’t really prepared with website or hiring a PR person or anything. It was my first festival. Since it’s such a kickass festival I realized I should have something about it in the Blog… It’s not exactly a current event, but it was the World Premiere of Able Danger. And I’ll always be indebted to those enlightened Dutch — and I’m not just talking about their superior bicycles or their coffee shops. Here’s a pick of the Rotterdam Website, click on it to really go there…
Korea was amazing. Puchon has been renamed to Bucheon. Howe can they just rename a city? Apparently it’s this perfectly sleezy suburb-but of Seoul — but it’s actually pretty urban for a like a square mile. It’s where rich businessmen go to eat food that makes them potent and get a massage with a happy ending. Actually you get a massage and then you get to do whatever you want. Not that I would know, certainly not. But I’ve heard. Meanwhile, the Festival was great. The Korean audience was very flattering and actually asked very good questions. They’re totally into 9/11 conspiracy theories over there. They were like ‘American’s think so too?’ And all the Korean girls (at least 10) wanted to take their picture with me and have my autograph. Yes, I’m getting asked for my autograph now. So my ego has been inflated back up to full size just in time….
There was a photographer at the event, and I’m working on getting some pix.
I grabbed an image of the website, click on it to get to the real PiFan Film Festival website