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Event Archive - Michael Franti

Sun. April 2nd 2006 9pm doors at 8pm The Commodore Ballroom (No Minors) 9pm doors at 8pm
Sold Out
Presented by: Live Nation
“I KNOW I’M NOT ALONE” MOVIE SCREENING FOLLOWED BY A QUESTION & ANSWER PERIOD AND ACOUSTIC SET

***SEATED DANCEFLOOR***

FIRST COME FIRST SEATED – NO RESERVATIONS

“Watch this film then insist that Michael Franti becomes President of the United States!”

-Anthony Minghella (Academy Award Winning Director, English Patient, Cold Mountain)

“Michael’s (Franti) a modern minstrel weaving stories of war and occupation into his heart of peace, giving us hope, not just tears. The film is powerful, honest, and touching.”

-Serj Tankian (Musician-System Of A Down)

“I Know I’m Not Alone” is an antidote to despair. With soulful music and boyish charm, Michael Franti sings his way through two brutal occupations-Iraq and Palestine, breaking through hate and revealing the oneness of our human family.

-Medea Benjamin (Founder-Global Exchange)

The winner of the 2005 San Francisco World Film Festival, “I Know I’m Not Alone” by world-renowned musician and human rights worker Michael Franti, is the story of his travels to Iraq, Palestine and Israel to explore the human cost of war with a group of friends, some video cameras and his guitar.

A compelling soundtrack, visual and musical montages and Franti’s intimate voiceovers make the film speak to the MTV, X, Y, & Z generations, as well as the baby boomers. A true armchair travel film pulling the audience into these war zones in the company of Michael’s guitar, eloquence and wit – you feel the humanity, artistic resilience and sometimes horrific experience of what it’s like to live under the bombs and military occupation.

With its raw video and editing techniques, the documentary is unlike the many academic and politically driven pieces in the marketplace, instead offering the audience a sense of intimate travel and the opportunity to hear voices of everyday people living, creating and surviving under the harsh conditions of war and occupation.

Experience “I Know I’m Not Alone” for yourself April 2nd at the Commodore Ballroom followed by a question and answer period and acoustic set with Michael Franti.

Michael Franti

Michael Franti has been mixing politics and music since his days with the ’80s punk industrial band the Beatnigs and in hip-hop industrial act the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. But the poet/filmmaker/musician is best known for his band Spearhead. An even more eclectic act than his previous groups, Spearhead—or Michael Franti & Spearhead, as ... more info
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