March 2nd, 2011 by j
We have been searching for a way to stream The Chicago Conspiracy online, since our release of the DVD. We ran into a number of technical limitations, and the folks at CrimethInc.com kindly offered to release the streaming version for us.
The streaming version is now available for free.
There will be more updates soon about an upcoming narrative short film.
November 1st, 2010 by j
We have added The Chicago Conspiracy poster to the online store. The poster is based on a hand drawing by an artist, and it was screen printed with three colors on high quality paper. We are selling the poster for $10.
October 25th, 2010 by j
The DVD release in Santiago, Chile will be Wednesday, November 3 and 10. The Chicago Conspiracy will also be shown.
Vidaurre 1629, between Av. 18 and the highway, two blocks from Alameda
Metro los Heroes
November 3 and 10
Suggested donation: 500 pesos to finance the production of Sinapsis number 9.
October 18th, 2010 by j
It is difficult for us to believe that a year has passed since the premier of The Chicago Conspiracy in Santiago, Chile. The moment in the movie theatre when we last saw each other is still fresh in our memory. The documentary premier demonstrated to us that film cannot materialize our desires, but it can articulate our rebellious thoughts. We understand that the current society protects the interests of an elite, and this will only end with the destruction of that society.
We have seen how the dictatorship of capital has only changed its public image with the arrival of the democratic state in Chile. The democratic state does not present significant changes from the dictatorship in the political and economic structure of the Concertación government or the new government of Sebastián Piñera. The state continues with the same policies of social control against rebellion that were put into place during the Pinochet era. It does not surprise us that capital has taken advantage of natural disasters—in the case of the earthquake this year—to protect capitalist interests without accounting for people’s needs. The Chilean state continues to raid Mapuche communities in conflict, and once again the state seeks to intimidate every rebellious voice in the cities. The legal system is not designed to find guilt, and it never has been. It exists to maintain political and economic power. We know that every collective, individual, and community that enters into conflict with the state can expect brutal repression. This is why we use terms like social war, because the situation is clearly a war with numerous fronts. There is no neutral position in the war. The mainstream press is an active agent, and its entire existence depends on maintaining the current system.
One year from the premier of The Chicago Conspiracy, we are very proud to present the first edition DVD. We hope that it will be a helpful reflection and discussion of the social war lived daily. History is created by our own actions. As combatants, we use the medium of film to articulate our desires. We do not work as militant filmmakers; we are militants who put film to use.
The DVD will be on sale at a higher price outside of Chile to finance the costs of production and future projects. It will be on sale in Chile at the cost of production. Also in the coming weeks, we will upload a free copy to be viewed online.
Freedom for all prisoners in the social war!
April 28th, 2010 by j
We are pleased to share with you a brilliant review of The Chicago Conspiracy, which was published at The Anvil. The review, titled “What are you looking at?: a review of The Chicago Conspiracy,” explores our methods behind crafting the documentary.
Check out the review in english: theanvilreview.org
April 18th, 2010 by j
We have more dates for the West Coast of the United States. You can write as at contact(at)subversiveactionfilms.org to add more dates.
FRIDAY, APRIL 23 at 8:00 PM
Murray Board Room University of Puget Sound
MONDAY, APRIL 26 at 7:00 PM
Red and Black Cafe
TUESDAY, APRIL 27 at 8:30 PM
Lewis and Clark
0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
FRIDAY, APRIL 30 at 7:00 PM
Station 40 in San Francisco
SATURDAY, MAY 1 at 8:00 PM
Long Haul in Berkeley
MONDAY, MAY 3
Santa Cruz, CA
TUESDAY, MAY 4 at 7 PM
410 James Street
WEDNESDAY, MAY 5
THURSDAY, MAY 6 at 6:00PM
UCLA campus, Public Affairs Room 1234
Parking Info: Hilgard Ave/ Westholme Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
FRIDAY, MAY 7 at 3:00 PM
Dolores Huerta Room (in the Gold Student Center) at Pitzer College.
1050 North Mills Avenue
FRIDAY, MAY 7 at 8:30 PM
12520 Long Beach Blvd.
SATURDAY, MAY 8
SUNDAY, MAY 9
San Diego, CA
March 25th, 2010 by j
Our short hiatus has come to an end. We are going on tour across the United States with The Chicago Conspiracy. We would like to announce Spring dates for the Mid-West section of the tour.
There will be more updates soon.
March 27 2:00-5:00 pm in the Main Auditorium of the MCPL
South Bend, IN
Hesburgh Center Auditorium
March 31, 7:00 PM
Logan Square Screening
April 2, 7:00pm
Lower Case Collective
2307 N. Springfield Ave
(In case of eviction back up The Moving castle 2769 W Henry ct.)
April 3, 4:00 PM
1901 S Loomis
Hyde Park Screening
April 5, 7:00 PM
the Woodlawn Collaborative
(at first Presbyterian Church)
6400 S. Kimbark
(entrance on Kimbark through the court yard.)
Rogers Park Screening
April 6, 7:00 PM
1234 W. Albion Ave
April 7 4:30 PM
Richardson Building, corner of College and Emerson streets
April 8 7:00-10:00 PM
732 E. Clarke
Carlson School of Management
321 19th Ave S
April 12, 7:00 PM
September 13th, 2009 by j
Subversive Action Films presented the pre-premier of The Chicago Conspiracy in Chile on September 1. We are pleased to announce that the pre-premier in Cine Arte Normandie was a success. The theatre was filled with approximately 750 people, greatly surpassing the capacity of the space. The activity also included the performance of music groups: Kaskivano, Rocío Peña, Daniel Gómez, Subverso, Salvaje Decibel, y Melómanos Rap.
Later on September 3, the collective brought the documentary to the emblematic población La Victoria. The Chicago Conspiracy was shown on the street 30 de Octubre, named for the date of the land occupation that created La Victoria in 1957. The premier was a great success. Residents of the población showed significant support for the production, above all the presentation of La Victoria in the documentary.
With great expectations on September 4, Subversive Action Films arrived at the población Villa Francia, the neighborhood where young militants of the MIR Eduardo and Rafael Vergara were gunned down by police in 1985. The activity consisted of the documentary showing and diverse music groups.
The collective will continue to show the movie in social centers and universities throughout Chile. Review the website for future dates.
Photographs from September 1 in Cine Normandie:
Photographs from September 3 in La Victoria:
Photographs from September 4 in Villa Francia:
August 8th, 2009 by j
Tickets are available for the pre-premier fundraiser of The Chicago Conspiracy in Santiago, Chile. The activity will be held at Cine Arte Normandie, September 1 at 7:00 pm. Look for the tickets at the SARRI-SARRI store, located at San Ignacio #75, Local 31. The store is near the metro station, La Moneda, and one block from Alameda.
The funds secured from the showing will be utilized for a series of free premiers in the poblaciones of Santiago.
For more information write to: sarrisarri.records (@) gmail.com
July 26th, 2009 by j
We invite you to the pre-premier of The Chicago Conspiracy in Santiago, Chile. The activity is intended to raise the funds necessary to present a free premier in the poblaciones of Santiago.
We will show the entire documentary.
There will be live music with: SubVerso, Salvaje Decible, Melómanos Rap, and Kaskivano.
Tuesday, September 1, 7:00 PM
Cine Arte Normandie
Tarapacá #118, Metro La Moneda
For ticket sales write to: contact (@) subversiveactionfilms.org or they are available at the door of the theater on the same day. There is limited seating.