What’s Hot on the Climate Front

Film series kicks off with Yes Men Oct. 12

Doors open at 6:30, film starts at 7:00.

Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, 401 W. First Street, Port Angeles

$5.00 suggested donation

Olympic Climate Action, in conjunction with the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, kick off an occasional film series with The Yes Men are Revolting, a comedic romp through the dark side of corporate culture, 7 PM Oct. 12 at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center.

The Yes Men are notorious activists who stage outrageous and hilarious hoaxes to draw attention to corporate crimes against humanity and the environment.  Armed with nothing but quick wits and thrift store suits, the Yes Men lie their way into business events and government functions to expose the dangers of letting greed run our world.

Yes Men films have received numerous international awards, including the United Nations Association Film Festival Grand Jury Award, Best Documentary Award at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival, and the Audience Award at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam.

In this movie, their third, the Yes Men take on their biggest challenge:  climate change, with their usual mix of pranks and a good deal of introspection.  Underlying all the mirth is the pathos of trying to make a difference before it’s too late.

Who said that a political film can’t be sweet, too? In its grandest triumph, “The Yes Men Are Revolting” is an activist doc inspired by more than just its topical issues.”

Roger Ebert

Admission is by donation ($5 suggested).  Snacks will be available at 6:30, and movie time starts at 7:00, beginning with a couple of light-hearted shorts.  Families are welcome.