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Thursday, 23 September 2004
A message from the Yes Men
Mood:  rushed
Topic: Movies
Subject: Some people don't like the Yes Men
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 03:30:57 -0400 (EDT)
From: The Yes Men


Contact: mailto:movie@theyesmen.org
Theaters: http://theyesmen.org/movie/#theaters, http://theyesmenmovie.com/
Advance tickets: http://movies.channel.aol.com/movie/main.adp?mid=17410

Dear Friend,

Some people don't like the Yes Men. Back in 2000 we inspired George W. Bush to say that "there ought to be limits to freedom." The WTO has twice called us "deplorable."

But those who get to see our new movie--in which these folks get skewered--just love it. Many have told us they left the theater exhausted from laughter, yet engaged and inspired. Many have even said they think "The Yes Men" could make a difference in the thinking of "middle America."

Just in case they're right, we have to do everything in our power to make sure it gets there. And unless "The Yes Men" sells out this weekend in New York and L.A., that will simply not happen.

If you live in New York, see our movie at the Sunshine or Lincoln Square cinema. In L.A., go to the Pacific ArcLight or Laemmle Monica. And buy your tickets in advance: visit http://movies.channel.aol.com/movie/main.adp?mid=17410

What you will see will be the two of us, armed with nothing but thrift-store suits, representing the World Trade Organization on international TV and at conferences worldwide. You will see us advocating the auctioning of votes to the highest corporate bidder, the recycling of food in the Third World, and worse--and you will see our corporate audiences applaud.

"The Yes Men" has garnered a lot of critical acclaim, festival awards, and standing ovations. Naomi Klein has called us "Jonathan Swift for the Jackass generation." But for folks in smaller cities to see it and like it too, "The Yes Men" has to be seen by many thousands of people in New York and L.A. this weekend.

So please: this weekend, if you live near New York or Los Angeles, go see our movie. Take your friends. Take your enemies. Take people you've never met. And forward this message widely.

That way, other people you've never met, who live in swing states, will get yet another dose of political education in movie form--this one coated in a thick, sugary layer of laughs.

And please: if you see us, pie us for this abject begging. Just make it tasty.

Your friends,
The Yes Men

Posted by spampope at 3:53 AM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 23 September 2004 4:10 AM EDT

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