Thursday, February 12, 2009
Lupe Fiasco Listens
"Last night, MOMA hosted a the New York premiere of “The People Speak” to kick off their Documentary Fortnight 2009 series. Directed by Howard Zinn, Anthony Arnove, and Chris Moore, and featuring performers like John Legend, Matt Damon, Rosario Dawson, Benjamin Bratt, Marisa Tomei, Danny Glover, Josh Brolin, Viggo Mortensen, Sandra Oh, and Eddie Vedder, the film documents struggles against social injustice throughout American history, drawing from the written works of Zinn and Arnove.
Among the guests joining director Zinn and Moore were Lupe Fiasco, Kerry Washington, Amanda Piola, Yigal Azrouel, Carol Han, Consuela Costin, Michael Ealy, Emma Snowdon Jones, Kick Kennedy, Even Toparek, and Victoria Schweizer."