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BARBERSHOP PUNK

Sat, Feb 12, 2011
at 1 PM (B3)
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Thu, Feb 17, 2011
at 6 PM (B1)
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BARBERSHOP PUNK

DIRECTOR: Georgia Sugimura Archer, Kristin Armfield - UNITED STATES

While trying to share his collection of rare, turn-of-the-century barbershop quartet recordings over the internet (legally), a software engineer named Robb Tolposki living in Hillsboro, Oregon, found that his uploads were being secretly blocked by his service provider, Comcast. His response soon made him the unlikeliest of heroes in the “net neutrality” debate, compelling the Federal Communications Commission to focus on Comcast’s—and other large media corporations’—efforts to control free expression and, of course, internet profits. Filmmakers Archer and Armfield expertly interweave Tolposki’s—self-described as a “social liberal, fiscal conservative, Republican Libertarian”—inspiring personal battle against censorship with opinions on both sides of the issue from politicians, commentators, and musicians, including Henry Rollins and Ian MacKaye. (93 mins.)

First Feature Film.

Sponsored by KBOO.

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Interests: New Directors, Documentary Views.

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