Screen­ing of ‘What Would Je­sus Buy’ on Dec. 1

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

WHAT: Movie screen­ing WHEN: Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. WHERE: Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ist Fel­low­ship, 67 S. Ran­dolph St., Poughkeepsie DE­TAILS: The So­cial Jus­tice Com­mit­tee of the Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ist Fel­low­ship will present a show­ing of the movie “What Would Je­sus Buy.” The film fo­cuses on the is­sues of the com­mer­cial­iza­tion of Christ­mas, ma­te­ri­al­ism, over­con­sump­tion and glob­al­iza­tion, as seen through the prism of ac­tivist and per­for­mance artist “Rev­erend Billy” and his troupe of ac­tivists, a church choir called “The Church of Stop Shop­ping” that sings an­ti­sh­op­ping and anti-cor­po­rate songs. The film fol­lows Rev. Billy and his choir as they take a cross-coun­try trip in the month prior to Christ­mas 2005, spread­ing their mes­sage against pa­tron­iz­ing the re­tail out­lets of sev­eral large cor­po­rate chains. It man­ages to be highly en­ter­tain­ing and up­roar­i­ously funny, even as it is ed­u­ca­tional and thought­pro­vok­ing. A do­na­tion of $5 is sug­g4ested. Re­fresh­ments will be served. CON­TACT: Call Pat La­manna at (845) 309-3853 or visit patla42@gmail.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

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