Friday, July 31, 2009

The Obama Comedy

White voters: I think the nice helpful man is going to make all our racial problems magically go away, like how your dishes vanish at a restaurant.

The president’s approval ratings, down overall, slipped markedly among whites in the days after Obama weighed in on the dispute: to 46 percent from 53 percent before he spoke on the matter.

In the same period, his approval went up among racial minorities and Hispanics after his comments—to 74 percent from 63 percent before he talked about it.

Macomb Daily

Despite their obvious inability to use critical thinking, even the average white voters are now discovering what we knew all along: Obama represents the interests of non-white people.

That coalition may further fragment as Hispanic, Asian and black interests no longer coincide on a single issue.

It's another case of diversity not working, through no fault of the participants: the interests of minority groups conflict with those of the majority, and since the majority is bigger, the only way to reconcile it is by making government, social pressures, etc. act to penalize the majority.

But thanks to Barack Obama, a comedic genius in his own right, we are now seeing the truth of the situation: individuals from each group represent that group because politically that is how they will survive.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Update on "Until the Light Takes Us"

K, first up, we love Chicago. Great town, GREAT crowd, thank you all for coming and for being such a great audience! HUGE thanks to those who helped us get the word out there. Despite being loopy from a cold, it was a very fun Q & A and we really enjoyed it. (P.S. we don't always.) I know there were many people who didn't get in: we're going to try to bring it back for you.

Just like San Francisco: We managed that one, the film starts a weeklong run July 31 at the Roxie Theater in SF. I really hope all you who didn't get to see it at YBCA will be able to catch one of these screenings. And having said that: this WOULD NOT have been possible had so many of you not supported the film at Yerba Buena. A million thanks. And then some. Please help us get the word out if you can - it's really tough with so little notice. Thank you!

More screenings coming: In addition to the list below, we are working on lots more. We have A TON going on here, working like mad to get as much done as we can. We've started working with Variance Releasing, they are not only awesome people, they can and will bring the film to a lot more places than we could on our own.

We REALLY need promo help in Tucson, Albuquerque, Chapel Hill, and Philadephia. Can anyone help flyer there?

A final note: this myspace page is fairly nonfunctional. We can't send messages (well, we can, but they go straight to you spam box) so please write us at for anything. That's also the mailing list address, someday I will figure out how to make a real mailing list that I don't have to manually manage. For now, no time to work that out!


*NEW* San Francisco, July 31 - Aug 6
Daily at 9:10 pm, Sat/Sun matinees at 4:40
Roxie Theater - 3117 16th St.

Boston, Aug 1st, 7:30 pm
The Brattle Theater
40 Brattle St., Harvard Square, Cambridge

Houston, Aug 7th, 8:30 pm
Domy Books

Atlanta - Aug 13
Plaza Theater, 7:30 pm
Tickets: http:​​​/​​​/​​​www.​​​brownpaperticke​ts.​​​com/​​​event/​​​69162

Albuquerque, August 14 & 15, 10:30 pm
Guild Cinema – 3405 Central Ave., NE
*advance tickets available at Charley's 33s & CDs, call (505)296-3685, cash only

Chapel Hill, August 20th 9:30 pm
Nighlight Arts Space

Tucson, Aug 26, 8pm
The Loft Cinema

Philadelphia, Sept 2, 7:30 pm
Ibrahim Theater at International House

Minneapolis, MN - Sound Unseen Festival - Oct 2 or 3rd, date TBA

All special engagement screenings have sold out, big thanks to all who have come. If you're planning on going to an upcoming screening, you might want to get advance tickets where available.

Athens, late Sept, details TBA

London, Early October, Raindance Film Festival with special event, DATE TBA

Kortrijk, Belgium, Buda Arts Centre/​​Arthouse October 9th www. budakortrijk.​​be

Lausanne, Switzerland - mid October, DATE TBA

Krakow, Poland: Unsound Festival, late October, DATE TBA

more in the works (including Canada and others!)

Australia TBA

Please let us know if you can be part of the street team in your city. Help with flyering, posting on forums, making your friends go! Street teams are put on the guest list for their city. We need help in Tucson, Albuquerque, Philadelphia, and Chapel Hill - please write us at gmail if you want to be involved!

Thank you,
Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites

mailing list: untilfilm@​​gmail.​​com

Don't miss this killer film.

"Keep Eastside White. Keep Eastside Strong"

Early Friday morning, Barbara Jefferson said she woke up to the sound of glass breaking inside her East Austin home.

She called police but didn't learn what had shattered the double-paned window in her 4-year-old son's room until after police arrived. Officers showed her a brick with a note attached: [b]"Keep Eastside White. Keep Eastside Strong."[/b]

The incident doesn't fall under the hate crime category, which is a classification of a charge but not a charge itself, said Austin police Sgt. Richard Stresing. He said the charge probably would be criminal mischief and deadly conduct, both misdemeanors.

Crimes based on race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability or gender are flagged as hate crimes, Stresing said, so they can be referred to the Department of Justice. The note attached to the brick didn't include hate speech, he said.

Austin-American Statesman

How can this be happening in 2009?

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