Mercury Café, 2199 California St., downtown Denver
ArgusFest, the Mercury Café and Free Press invite you to kick off the National Conference for Media Reform at our official pre-party. Jason Bosch of ArgusFest and Chancellar Williams of Free Press will launch the festivities.
Join us downstairs at 7 p.m. for the U.S. premiere of Shadows of Liberty with filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay. This film explores censorship, cover-ups and corporate control in the news media. Journalists, activists and academics give insider accounts of a broken media system — one where controversial reporting is suppressed, people are censored for speaking out, and lives are shattered as the arena for public expression is turned into a private profit zone.
A discussion with the filmmaker, Amy Goodman, Robert W. McChesney and Norman Solomon will follow the screening, and Cheri Honkala of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign will give a presentation.
At 9 p.m., join us upstairs for music, entertainment and dancing, featuring Denver’s own Jonny 5 from the Flobots, singer-songwriter Laura Goldhamer and DJ RIPM with special guest Cavem Moetevation.
Admission: Suggested donations at the door will benefit ArgusFest and musical guests. (We will not turn anyone away for lack of funds.)
Directions: Take the free 16th Street Mall Ride to California Street. From there it’s a half-mile walk to the Mercury Café. From California Street and 16th Street, you can also take the Light Rail/D-Line to the 30th & Downing station.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase.