September 30, 2009 / Uncategorized

BOYCOTT!!! Please Forward

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The New Agenda is responding to the Hollywood types who think it okay to rape a 13 year-old girl and have organized a petition called “Free Roman Polanski” citing:

The arrest of Roman Polanski in a neutral country, where he assumed he could travel without hindrance, undermines this tradition: it opens the way for actions of which no-one can know the effects.

Know the effects?  You mean the effects of admitting to having drugged and raped a 13 year-old girl and getting away with it?  Can we have a bit of perspective here?

In response, we will be forming our own coalition of organizations, blogs and individuals who do not think it is okay to rape a 13 year-old girl called

JAIL POLANSKI

and we need your help.

What You Can Do:
* Sign our online petition here. Please forward this email to all the organizations, blogs and individuals that you know and get them to sign on.

* We are asking that all of our coalition members boycott any films where signatories to Free Roman Polanski have directed, produced, acted or otherwise participated. Don’t go to their films.  Don’t rent their films.

And We’re Keeping A List:
Here’s a list of Free Roman Polanski signatories:

Woody Allen
Wes Anderson
Darren Aronofsky
Jonatham Demme
Stephen Frears
David Lynch
Martin Scorsese

Fatih Akin, Stephane Allagnon, Woody Allen, Pedro Almodovar, Wes Anderson, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Alexandre Arcady, Fanny Ardant, Asia Argento, Darren Aronofsky, Olivier Assayas, Alexander Astruc, Gabriel Auer, Luc Barnier , Christophe Barratier, Xavier Beauvois , Liria Begeja , Gilles Behat, Jean-Jacques Beineix, Marco Bellochio, Monica Bellucci, Djamel Bennecib, Giuseppe Bertolucci , Patrick Bouchitey, Paul Boujenah, Jacques Bral, Patrick Braoudé, André Buytaers, Christian Carion, Henning Carlsen, Jean-michel Carre, Mathieu Celary, Patrice Chéreau, Elie Chouraqui, Souleymane Cissé, Alain Corneau, Jérôme Cornuau, Miguel Courtois, Dominique Crevecoeur, Alfonso Cuaron, Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Jonathan Demme, Alexandre Desplat, Rosalinde et Michel Deville, Georges Dybman, Jacques Fansten, Joël Farges, Gianluca Farinelli (Cinémathèque de de Bologne), Etienne Faure, Michel Ferry, Scott Foundas, Stephen Frears, Thierry Frémaux, Sam Gabarski, René Gainville, Tony Gatlif, Costa Gavras, Jean-Marc Ghanassia, Terry Gilliam, Christian Gion, Marc Guidoni, Buck Henry, David Heyman, Laurent Heynemann, Robert Hossein, Jean-Loup Hubert, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Gilles Jacob, Just Jaeckin, Alain Jessua, Pierre Jolivet, Kent Jones (World Cinema Foundation), Roger Kahane, Nelly Kaplan, Wong Kar Waï, Ladislas Kijno, Harmony Korinne, Jan Kounen, Diane Kurys, Emir Kusturica, John Landis, Claude Lanzmann, André Larquié, Vinciane Lecocq, Patrice Leconte, Claude Lelouch, Gérard Lenne, David Lynch, Michael Mann, François Margolin, Jean-PierreMarois, Tonie Marshall, Mario Martone, Nicolas Mauvernay, Radu Mihaileanu, Claude Miller, Mario Monicelli, Jeanne Moreau, Sandra Nicolier, Michel Ocelot, Alexander Payne, Richard Pena (Directeur Festival de NY), Michele Placido, Philippe Radault, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Raphael Rebibo, Yasmina Reza, Jacques Richard, Laurence Roulet, Walter Salles, Jean-Paul Salomé, Marc Sandberg, Jerry Schatzberg, Julian Schnabel, Barbet Schroeder, Ettore Scola, Martin Scorsese, Charlotte Silvera, Abderrahmane Sissako, Paolo Sorrentino, Guillaume Stirn, Tilda Swinton, Jean-Charles Tacchella, Radovan Tadic, Danis Tanovic, Bertrand Tavernier, Cécile Telerman, Alain Terzian, Pascal Thomas, Giuseppe Tornatore, Serge Toubiana, Nadine Trintignant, Tom Tykwer, Alexandre Tylski, Betrand Van Effenterre, Wim Wenders, Isabelle Adjani, Antoine Aronin, Paul Auster, Morgane Beauverger, Candice Belaisch-Goldchmit, Yamina Benguigui, Pascal Bruckner, Jessika Cohen, Philippe Corbé, Jean-Paul Dayan, Katarina De Meulder, Arielle Dombasle, Nathalie Faucheux, Corinne Figuet, Pierre Forciniti, Louis Garrel, Albert Gauvin, Johanna Gozlan, Davide Homitsu Riboli, Taylor Hackford, Isabelle Huppert, Neil Jordan, Thierry Kamami, Milan Kundera, Gaelle Lancien, Claude Lanzmann, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Sam Mendes
Camille Meyer, Patrick Mimouni, Yann Moix, Mike Nichols, Sandra Nicolier
Marie Nieves Perez Neël, Salman Rushdie, Carine Sarna, Ysabelle Saura Del Pan, William Shawcross, Olivier Soares Barbosa, Steven Soderbergh, Nil Symchowicz, Danièle Thompson
Eugenia Varela Navarro, Diane von Furstenberg, Scott Foundas, Margaret Walker
Elsa Zylberstein.

Keep posted to our website for further actions. For now, spread the word!

Read these:
Whoopi: It Wasn’t “Rape-Rape” – MORE.com (Judith Coyne)
Hollywood Hypocrisy – The New York Times (Geraldine Ferraro and others)

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