Occupy Love launches US tour starting May 3!
NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO, SANTA CRUZ, and SEATTLE.
The inspiring film that illuminates and connects today’s global uprisings
“Visually stunning, politically incendiary, audaciously inspiring. A masterpiece.”
~ Ethan Cox, rabble.ca
Featuring interviews with
NAOMI KLEIN, JEREMY RIFKIN, CHARLES EISENSTEIN, BILL MCKIBBEN and others!
New York, N.Y. – Fierce Love Films announces the US theatrical premiere and online launch of Occupy Love starting in New York City (May 3-9) with screenings to follow in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Seattle. A feature documentary from award-winning director Velcrow Ripper, Occupy Love explores the cultural uprisings of our time from the Occupy Movement and Arab Spring to the European Summer and environmental protests and asks the question, “how could the crisis we are facing become a love story?”.
“Occupy Love is the culmination of a twelve year journey that is both very personal and very universal,” says director Velcrow Ripper. “It’s easy to lose hope in a world where economies are crashing and ecologies collapsing, but as I’ve witnessed over and over, the most inspiring acts of human compassion and connection can emerge from the darkest of times.”
Occupy Love marks the completion of Ripper’s Fierce Love Trilogy, which began with Scared Sacred, named one of Canada’s Top 10 movies of 2004, and winner of the 2005 Genie (Canadian Academy Award) for best feature documentary. It continued with 2008′s award-winning Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action.
The film’s message is resonating around the world, with over 200 grassroots screenings currently being organized by individuals and organizations in over 25 countries, and more being added every day. The largest community screening to date took place in Porto Allegre, Brazil on April 11th attracting over 1,500 attendees. The tipping point is near.
Occupy Love features interviews from leading visionaries on alternative systems of economics, sustainability, and social organization including Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Jeremy Rifkin, bell hooks and Charles Eisenstein.
A moving, transformative, heartfelt film, featuring Ripper’s signature stunning visuals and rich soundscapes, Occupy Love is a powerful cinematic experience that will leave audiences inspired.
US THEATRICAL TOUR launches in New York City (May 3-9) at Cinema Village. Screenings to follow in Los Angeles (May 7, Laemmle Royal), San Francisco (May 8, AMC Van Ness 14), Santa Cruz (May 11, Rio Theatre), and Seattle (May 12, SIFF Cinema).
Filmmaker discussions and special events taking place in each city: http://occupylove.org/theatrical-tour-filmmakers/
AVAILABLE ON DVD and ON-LINE starting May 3rd in the US and internationally (excluding Canada) via OccupyLove.org
AROUND THE WORLD community screenings are taking place in Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, Liberia, New Zealand, Ireland, Italy, Macedonia, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Spain, Scotland, Sweden, South Africa, Turkey, USA and more! This crowd sourced, social media driven approach to distribution is consistent with the theme of the film, which raised $80,000 CAD through the crowd-funding platforms IndieGoGo and Kickstarter.
FOUND LOVE MOBILE APP LAUNCHES MAY 3RD: www.foundlove.com
Occupy Love is directed by VELCROW RIPPER. Produced by NOVA AMI, IAN MACKENZIE and VELCROW RIPPER. Executive Producers BETSY CARSON, CATHERINE TAIT & GREGG HILL.
For more information: OccupyLove.org