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Robert Reich And Bill Moyers Talk INEQUALITY FOR ALL (56’46”)

Robert Reich on ‘Inequality for All’ from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo.

One Response to “Robert Reich And Bill Moyers Talk INEQUALITY FOR ALL (56’46”)”

  1. Ellen Kagan says:

    A fantastic interview. Mr. Reich is terrific. A young friend of mine at Berkeley will be taking his course next semester and I am so jealous. I shall definitely see Inequality for All. FYI: Boston just had a primary for the next Boston mayor and only 30% of the voters showed up. Most in Boston feel so unempowered and cynical. Hopefully that will change in the general election on November 5. And I contribute through being involved in health reform and working for Single Payer. My book, Ellen In Medicaland, is on Kindle and I have written my one-woman show based on the book, which I hope to perform in 2014. It is about my wild and woolly experiences at a Harvard-teaching hospital.

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“Ten years ago at Telluride, I said on a panel that theatrical distribution was dying. It seemed obvious to me. I was surprised how many in the audience violently objected: ‘People will always want to go to the movies!’ That’s true, but it’s also true that theatrical cinema as we once knew it has died. Theatrical cinema is now Event Cinema, just as theatrical plays and musical performances are Events. No one just goes to a movie. It’s a planned occasion. Four types of Event Cinema remain.
1. Spectacle (IMAX-style blockbusters)
2. Family (cartoon like features)
3. Horror (teen-driven), and
4. Film Club (formerly arthouse but now anything serious).

There are isolated pockets like black cinema, romcom, girl’s-night-out, seniors, teen gross-outs, but it’s primarily those four. Everything else is TV. Now I have to go back to episode five of ‘Looming Tower.'”
~ Paul Schrader

“Because of my relative candor on Twitter regarding why I quit my day job, my DMs have overflowed with similar stories from colleagues around the globe. These peeks behind the curtains of film festivals, venues, distributors and funding bodies weren’t pretty. Certain dismal patterns recurred (and resonated): Boards who don’t engage with or even understand their organization’s artistic mission and are insensitive to the diverse neighborhood in which their organization’s venue is located; incompetent founders and/or presidents who create only obstacles, never solutions; unduly empowered, Trumpian bean counters who chip away at the taste and experiences that make organizations’ cultural offerings special; expensive PR teams that don’t bring to the table a bare-minimum familiarity with the rich subcultural art form they’re half-heartedly peddling as “product”; nonprofit arts organizations for whom art now ranks as a distant-second goal behind profit.”
~ Eric Allen Hatch