September 2010, Week 3


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1 Stewart vs Colbert: Restore Sanity! Keep Fear Alive!
2 Kings of Pastry -- Movie 
3 Sarah Doesn't Speak for Me
4 Open Video Conference, Oct 1-2 2010


Dueling Rallies, October 30, Stewart vs Colbert
Restore Sanity! Keep Fear Alive!

Jon Stewart: Rally to Restore Sanity.
Rational people will gather on the National Mall in DC
to spread a timeless message -- take it down a notch
for America.

September 16, 2010

Stephen Colbert: March to Keep Fear Alive
To fight Jon Stewart's creeping reasonableness and to
restore truthiness, Stephen announces his March to Keep
Fear Alive.

September 16, 2010


Kings of Pastry -- Movie 

Imagine a scene never before witnessed: Sixteen French
pastry chefs gathered in Lyon for three intense days of
mixing, piping and sculpting everything from delicate
chocolates to six-foot sugar sculptures in hopes of
being declared by President Nicolas Sarkozy one of the
best. This is the prestigious Meilleurs Ouvriers de
France competition (Best Craftsmen in France). The
blue, white and red striped collar worn on the jackets
of the winners is more than the ultimate recognition
for every pastry chef -- it is a dream and an
obsession. The finalists, France’s culinary elite, risk
their reputations as well as sacrifice family and
finances in pursuit of this lifelong distinction of
excellence. Similar to the Olympics, the three-day
contest takes place every four years and it requires
that the chefs not only have extraordinary skill and
nerves of steel, but also a lot of luck.

Filmmakers D A Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus secured
exclusive access to shoot this epic, never-before-
filmed test of France’s finest artisans.

Now showing at New York's Film Forum. Check local



Sarah Doesn't Speak for Me

Emily's List collects women's voices about their
concerns -- and they're very different than Sarah

September 14, 2010


Open Video Conference, Oct 1-2 2010

On both days of the Open Video Conference, the
discussion around shared culture and peer-to-peer
distribution will continue into the evening with the
Shared Films Festival.

The Shared Film Festival is a showcase for the emerging
world of free-to-share films. We’re teaming with our
friends at BitTorrent, hand-picking notable films from
creators who are experimenting with alternative
business models and distribution methods.

Each night following OVC, we’ll screen a short film, a
feature length production, and then sit down to a
discussion with the filmmakers, learning about the
stories behind the films, their production experiences
and business strategies. Can you make a living by
giving it away?

The Shared Film Festival is for both creators and
audiences, and it’s free to all attendees of the Open
Video Conference. It’s also open to the public-invite
your friends!



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