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 The Corporation

Friday June 4-16

1pm,4pm, & 8pm

$5.50 and $8.50

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One hundred and fifty years ago, the corporation was a relatively 
insignificant
entity. Today, it is a vivid, dramatic and pervasive presence in all 
our lives. Like
the Church, the Monarchy and the Communist Party in other times and 
places,
the corporation is todayís dominant institution. But history humbles 
dominant
institutions. All have been crushed, belittled or absorbed into some 
new order.
The corporation is unlikely to be the first to defy history. In this 
complex and
highly entertaining documentary, Mark Achbar, co-director of the 
influential and
inventive MANUFACTURING CONSENT: NOAM CHOMSKY AND THE MEDIA,
teams up with co-director Jennifer Abbott and writer Joel Bakan to 
examine the
far-reaching repercussions of the corporationís increasing preeminence. 
Based
on Bakanís book The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and 
Power,
the film is a timely, critical inquiry that invites CEOs, 
whistle-blowers, brokers,
gurus, spies, players, pawns and pundits on a graphic and engaging 
quest to
reveal the 4corporationís inner workings, curious history, 
controversial impacts
and possible futures. Featuring illuminating interviews with Noam 
Chomsky,
Michael Moore, Howard Zinn and many others, THE CORPORATION charts the
spectacular rise of an institution aimed at achieving specific economic 
goals as
it also recounts victories against this apparently invincible force.

DON"T MISS THE FILMMAKERS IN-PERSON AT FILM ARTS FOUNDATION
(145 9th Street at Mission, SF) THURSDAY JUNE 3, 7-10pm!

----> Venue Info <------------------------------------------------------

The Castro Theatre
429 Castro at Market
San Francisco
415.621.6120
http://www.thecorporation.com

----> Additional Info <-------------------------------------------------

info@thecastrotheatre.com
415.621.6120
http://www.thecastrotheatre.com


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