The Yes Men Fix the World is playing at MOMA tonight, which is weird cause i actually watched this movie in the comfort of my own bed last night (did not realize it was playing at MOMA ’til today). the yes men are incredibly funny and this movie made me want to participate in trying to make our fucked up world a little more sane and nice. it is really amazing that these gents are able to get away with the stunts they orchestrate, we need more humans doing this sort of thing.
2009. USA. Directed by Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonnano, Kurt Engefehr. The taller half of the dastardly duo The Yes Men, Andy Bichlbaum will be on hand at MoMA to introduce their wickedly satirical and, er, inspiring second film, winner of an audience award at the Berlin Film Festival. Gonzo journalists, merry pranksters, and activist performance artists, Bichlbaum and Mike Bonnano pose as top executives of Halliburton, Dow Chemical, Exxon, and HUD to cast an incriminating light on rampant corporate greed. Their infamous escapades attempt to turn that greed into good, whether by impersonating a Dow Chemical representative on BBC World News who announces that the company will “do the right thing” by taking responsibility for the Bhopal chemical disaster and compensating its victims, or launching a new product, SurvivaBalls, that will protect corporate managers from drastic climate change. (The rest of us, presumably, will have to fend for ourselves.) 87 min.
Friday, May 14, 2010, 7:00 p.m., MOMA, Theater 2, T2 (Introduced by Bichlbaum)