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Oct 10, 2009 at 7:00 pm

New World + Order

With Jake Perlin, Luke Meyer, Andrew Neel, Tom Davis, Ethan Palmer

NEW WORLD ORDER 2009, 83 minutes, USA, DVD

NEW WORLD ORDER is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at conspiracy activists and the growing underground anti-globalist movement. These people seek to expose “global elitists,” who they claim are covertly masterminding a series of destructive events resulting in a mass breakdown of the world’s economy and society. Once the world has fallen into chaos, these same “elitists” will offer a plan to rebuild the economic and social structure of the world (to their liking). This concept is also known as the New World Order theory.

Neel and Meyer explore this anti-New World Order movement’s alleged global conspiracy, which focuses mainly on the annual Bilderberg conference and the 9/11 attacks. At the film’s center is Alex Jones (WAKING LIFE and A SCANNER DARKLY), an impassioned celebrity radio host and underground cult hero, and four other conspiracy theorists on their ceaseless quest around the country and abroad to expose the “massive global conspiracy” they believe threatens the future of humanity.  While the film does not try to prove or disprove conspiracy theories, NEW WORLD ORDER is a rare and poignant look at ordinary people and activists whose lives and actions have been changed and defined by the power of ideas.

NEW WORLD ORDER marks the second feature from Andrew Neel and Luke Meyer who also co-directed the SXSW Audience Award-winning film DARKON. Neel also directed ALICE NEEL, a documentary about the American painter Alice Neel, and THE FEATURE, a fictional biography of video artist Michel Auder. NEW WORLD ORDER was produced by SeeThink’s Tom Davis and executive produced by Cactus Three and the Independent Film Channel (IFC TV).  NEW WORLD ORDER premiered at this year’s SXSW Film Festival and aired on IFC.

New World Order from SeeThink on Vimeo.

DARKON 2006, 93 minutes, USA, DVD

DARKON is a feature documentary that follows the real-life adventures of an unusual group of weekend “warrior knights,” fantasy role-playing gamers whose live action “battleground” is modern-day Baltimore, Maryland, re-imagined as a make-believe medieval world named Darkon. These live action gamers combine the physical drama of historical re-enactments with character-driven storylines inspired in part by such perennial favorite fantasy epics like the legends of King Arthur, Lord of the Rings, and the saga of Conan the Barbarian. As role players, they create alter-egos with rich emotional, psychological, and social lives. They costume themselves and physically act out their characters exploits both in intimate court intrigue and campouts and in panoramic battle scenarios involving competitive strategies, convincingly real props, and full contact “combat.” Because real life so often gets in the way, its easy to understand these players’ motivations. Everybody wants to be a hero.

Darkon from SeeThink on Vimeo.

This weekend is presented with Rooftop Films and IndiePix.

Directors Luke Meyer and Andrew Neel, and Producers Tom Davis and Ethan Palmer from SeeThink Films will be present for a discussion following the screening with Jake Perlin, programmer at BAMcinematek and founder of The Film Desk.

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Date
Oct 10, 2009
Time
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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