Zombies, Jedi, and the Fight Against Fascism

BY:Communist Party USA| December 8, 2018
Zombies, Jedi, and the Fight Against Fascism


What makes movies ‘political’, and how is what we watch on the big screen related to what we do online, at the ballot box, and in the street? In other words, how do politics and pop culture shape each other? Click here to register.

Join film critic and cultural journalist Chauncey K. Robinson and arts educator Michelle P. Kern for a look at movies, Marxism, and the Resistance. Chauncey will examine how film can reflect progressive, but also toxic, messaging that both mirrors and influences our society. She will also deep dive into how the horror genre has been a source of progressive themes, reflecting the terrors of society in creative and at times brutal ways. Michelle will discuss the evolution of political themes in Star Wars, how they’ve been influenced by the events that were contemporary when each series was made, and how they in turn now influence political resistance in current movements. She will pay special attention to how push back against the new series reflects social anxieties that persist in U.S. capitalist culture.

Sunday, December 16
8 PM-9 PM Eastern

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