The Yes Men Are Revolting: Sneak Preview

Tuesday Jun 9, 2015 7:30 PM This is a past program

“Entertaining mix of agitpop, pranksterism and autobiography.” – Variety

“The third chapter in The Yes Men franchise manages to personalize its subjects’ quest, easily making it the best of the series to date.” – Indiewire

“The comic brilliance is hard to resist.” – Brooklyn Rail

With the environment on the brink of collapse and when corporate forces have bought and sold democracy, how can individuals and small groups effect real change? Through anxiety-inducing impersonations, The Yes Men make hilarious attempts to undermine the powers that be. Behind-the-pranks access to the duo’s personal lives gives their third feature-length documentary a human touch that balances out their (sometimes failed) super-hero personas. (2014, Dirs. A. Bichlebaum, M. Bonanno, L. Nix, 91 min.) 

Post-screening Q&A with the directors The Yes Men, Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, and Laura Nix.

Mix and mingle with the cast and crew after the Q&A at a cash bar reception in the Hammer Courtyard. Special appearances by Ojibwe comedian Tito Ybarra who plays Chief Four Feathers in the film and Sean Devlin, direct action trainer and thought stylist at the Yes Men's Yes Lab for Creative Activism.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA. 

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members. 

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