Announcing a new Meetup for The NYC Social Justice Movie & Dinner Meetup!
What: "Battle in Seattle" movie and dinner
When: October 1,[masked]:00 PM
Where: Click the link below to find out!
Meetup Description: I have been wanting to see this movie since it came out and I think this week might be its last week of showing, so I figured we could go check it out this Wednesday. This film is the directorial debut of actor Stuart Townsend and stars Charlize Theron (one of my favorite actresses) and is about the massive protests in Seattle that successfully shut down the World Trade Organization meetings back in 1999.
About the film-
Thousands of activists arrive in Seattle, Washington in masses to protest the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999. The movie takes an in-depth look at characters during those five days in 1999 as demonstrators protested the meeting of the WTO in Seattle's streets. Although it began as a peaceful protest with a goal of stopping the WTO talks, it escalated into a full-scale riot and eventually, a State of Emergency that pitted protesters against the Seattle Police Department and the National Guard.
Location for dinner- To be determined
For more info on the protests, please go to http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/543290.stm
Transportation- 2, 3 to Clark Street OR A, C to High Street
I will be waiting in front of the ticket booth around 6pm. There is no online ticketing at this theater so please arrive as early as you can and get your ticket. Film starts at 6:15pm.
Learn more here:http://movies.meetup.com/489/calendar/8857329/"Battle in Seattle" movie and dinne?