Event: Screening: How to Start a Revolution

Date & Time

May 23, 2017 - 7:30pm

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Billy Wilder Theater

The most dangerous threat to the world’s dictators is a soft-spoken, 83-year-old man named Gene Sharp. This BAFTA award-winning, revelatory documentary focuses on strategies and tactics outlined in Sharp’s extensive writing on effective nonviolent action, including his book From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for LiberationHis writings have served as a blueprint among anti-authoritarian revolts from Eastern Europe to the Arab Spring, offering proof that nonviolent direct action is the most effective weapon against totalitarian regimes. (2011, dir. Ruaridh Arrow, 85 min.)

This program is part of People Power, a film series that explores successful grassroots political movements around the world.

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Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read their food, bag check, and photo policies.