Sanctuary for Independent Media Announces Schedule of Concerts, Films, Events


As we announced yesterday, the fall season of events at the Sanctuary for Independent Media kicks off on Saturday with the fourth annual free outdoor StoryHarvest community celebration in the nearby Freedom Square in Troy, featuring performances by Nation Beat and Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra.

But there are plenty of other events scheduled at Troy’s Sanctuary throughout the rest of the year – ranging from concerts to films and speakers. Highlights include musical performances by the alt LA-based band Las Cafeteras, jazz pianist Myra Melford and the genre-bending Jaimeo Brown Transcendence; a talk by radical environmentalist Leslie James Pickering; screenings of new films (with the filmmakers) including “The Yes Men Are Revolting” and another on the highly controversial subject of Palestinian rights, and much more.

Admission to events is by donation: $10 suggested ($5 student/low income) unless otherwise noted.

Here’s the fall schedule for the Sanctuary for Independent Media:

Sunday, October 5, 7pm
Music: Las Cafeteras
Afro-Mexican rhythms, zapateado and inspiring stories of a community seeking love and fighting for justice in the concrete jungle of East LA.

Thursday, October 23, 7pm
Talk: Leslie James Pickering
A decade after exercising his free speech rights in support of the underground Earth
Liberation Front, the longtime activist is still under heavy federal surveillance… and fighting back.

Tuesday, November 4, 7pm
Film/Talk: “The Yes Men Are Revolting!” with filmmaker (and Yes Man) Mike Bonanno
At a time when corporate forces have bought and sold democracy, Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno ask how we can effect real change…

Tuesday, November 11, 7pm
Art Opening/Talk: “Dear Climate”
“Retool your inner climate” with Dear Climate artists Marina Zurkow and Oliver Kellhammer in a dialogue about art and environmental action.

Sunday, November 16, 7pm
Music: Myra Melford & Ben Goldberg Duo
The pianist and clarinetist present a program of new compositions, bridging the precision of classical music with the creative spirit and soul of jazz.

Thursday, November 20
Films: Voices from the Emotional Underground
Powerful stories with critical insight into the mental health system and a vision of
alternatives, in two very different films. Featuring “Crooked Beauty” (5:30pm), a community poyluck (6pm), “Beyond the Medical Model” with filmmaker Sera Davidow (7pm) and a panel discussion/public forum (8:15pm).

Wednesday, December 3, 7pm
Film/Talk: “Ghost Town: The Hebron Story” with filmmaker Ellie Bernstein
This film examines Hebron — the West Bank’s most controversial city — and the historical
relationship between Palestinians, settlers and the Israeli military.

Saturday, December 6, 7pm
Music: Jaimeo Brown Transcendence
The percussionist and leader of a new circle of young New York City musicians grounded in the African-American roots of their music and committed to extending it well into the new century, featuring saxophonist Jaleel Shaw and guitarist Chris Sholar.

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