Today's featured event: subMedia's Frank Lopez comes out from behind the camera
Filmmaker, videographer and subMedia founder Franklin Lopez works in the underground of the underground, painting his radical political agenda in a mashed-up swath of documentary film, video, vlogs and zines. But as a producer of Amy Goodman's Democracy Now! and the creator of an oft-downloaded post-Katrina music video George Bush Don't Like Black People, his profile lies anywhere but below the indie radar. Still, few really know much about the man behind Ground Noise & Static, a new video report from the 2008 Democratic and Republican national conventions that was, of course, filmed partially on our own streets, or END: CIV, an anarcho-primitivist treatise based on the writings of Derrick Jensen.
Find out more about Lopez straight from the horse's mouth when subMedia hosts Hopium: Confronting Fascism in the Obama Era, a ninety-minute media presentation offering a sprinkling of the above, plus other work by the man himself, tonight at 9 p.m. at the Blast-O-Mat, 2935 W. 7th Avenue. The same program repeats tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo Street. Both events cost $10 at the door; go to subMedia's MySpace page for information.
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