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An open source documentary by Brett Gaylor about copyright and culture.

BETA screenings in HD: (English w/ French subtitles)
Box Office FNC – Ex-Cenris or visit www.admission.com to buy individual tickets
Cinéma Impérial, Friday Oct. 17 at 7:30 PM – 1430 Rue de Bleury
Parallèle Ex-Centris, Saturday Oct. 18 at 7:20 PM – 3536 boulevard St-Laurent
Fellini Ex-Centris, Wednesday Oct. 15 at 11:15 AM (priority press + public) – 3536 boulevard St-Laurent

Join EYESTEELFILM, Doc Québec and the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma for our extremely interactive RiP PARTY to kick start the world’s first open source documentary.
Join the remix  – transforming Times Square into a copyleft public space – put yourself in the movie at the live video shoot. DJs Khiasma and Mofomatronix, VJ Francis t. from TIND will be remixing NFB, EyeSteelFilm and homelessnation.org footage.
Make some noise, the party will be recorded for the fim’s soundtrack.

RiP PARTY @ La Tanière – Agora du Coeur des Sciences de l’UQAM – 175, avenue du Président-Kennedy

Friday October 17th from 10 pm                          

$3 at the door to help homelessnation.org, a website created by and for Canada’s homeless population.

RiP explores the robber barons and revolutionaries squaring off across the digital frontier.  From the control rooms of Washington to the favelas of Brazil, web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor’ explores the concept of copyright in information age, mashing together the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the the wall between users and producers.  The film’s central protagonist is Girl Talk, a mash-up artist topping the pop charts with his entirely sample-based songs. But is Girl Talk a paragon of people power or the Pied Piper of piracy?  Creative Commons founder Lawrence Lessig, Brazil’s Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil, and pop culture critic Cory Doctorow are along for the ride.

A participatory media experiment, from day one, Brett shares his raw footage at opensourcecinema.org, for anyone to remix. This movie-as-mash-up method allows these remixes to become an integral part of the film. With RiP: A remix manifesto, Gaylor and Girl Talk sound an urgent alarm and draw the lines of battle. Which side of the ideas war are you on?

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