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The Saga of Larry Tunner- A Story for Our Times

8:10 pm in Uncategorized by firedancer

Educating and messaging are important tactics in our quest to occupy change. Recently here in Traverse City, we held a combined education/entertainment event….Occupalooza. It was a great success with an estimated 500-600 attendees. While musicians entertained us, we used posters, charts, videos, speakers, brochures, information tables and non-stop conversation to educate.

However, another way to educate is by telling a story. Stories don’t just present facts, but can create empathy and understanding, as well. I think the “Saga of Larry Tunner” is a story that can do this.  This Occupy themed film gives voice to some of the issues of the 99%.

A brief synopsis tells us that “After hitting the jackpot and realizing that he really can do anything, Larry decides to run for President, giving voice to the real concerns of America’s ninety-nine percent. Unpolished, charismatic, and full of heart, Larry is on a mission to save America, or die trying.”

We had the fun of filming a scene for the movie as part of our Occupalooza event, with just a few of our Occupy Traverse City members on stage with Larry.
See link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4WEdw8IhhQ

If you would like to help make this microbudget film a reality, you can donate here at Kickstarter.

Thanks for checking it out!

Occupalooza!

7:31 am in Uncategorized by firedancer

Quick note of greeting before I head out to set up for Occupy Traverse City’s education/entertainment event called Occupalooza. Greetings! I have been reading Firedoglake for years, have been a member for nearly a year, and have been attending Occupy Supply liaison webinars. It’s great to be involved with this community!

Occupalooza will be an event with speakers, bands, video viewing lounge, information tables and lots and lots of posters! There will even be a scene filmed for the dramedy “The Saga of Larry Tunner”, about an autoworker who runs for president.

Occupy Traverse City has never had an encampment but has been holding twice weekly General Assemblies and weekly actions. This has been and continues to be a time of learning and networking. More info here.

Time to go pack up and head into Traverse City for set up. Have a great weekend all!

Barb