Attention Darwinpickets! Advance screening of Ben Stein’s controversial Expelled film at the Varsity theatre in Toronto
|June 15, 2008||Posted by O'Leary under Expelled|
I have been invited to an advance screening of Expelled in Canada (the widely denounced #5 political documentary about the attempts to silence the intelligent design guys) on Thursday, June 26, at 7:00pm at The Varsity Theatre – 55 Bloor St. West in Toronto.
The film opens the following Friday June 27 (or Saturday June 28) at the Cineplex Odeon.
(People who know me may recall that I have sent numerous pointed communications to the Expelled team because they would not send me a DVD. But at Write! Canada [where I received a standing ovation – see “Intellectual freedom: Survival is design not chance”] I ran into, of all people, the screenwriter Kevin Miller. A fellow Canadian, he assured me that he couldn’t get a DVD either. Just shows you. The Expelled team better serve really good hors d’oeuvres at the advance screener. )
But now I wonder who will picket or try to crash? You know, I would love to sweep into the show, fanned by energetically waving picket signs. It beats paparazzi cold and makes up for not having a snow white ermine or designer gown.
Picket? Try to crash? There was a big hoo-haw over the screening at the Mall of the Americas when “raving atheist” biologist PZ Myers got ejected by line producer Mark Mathis.) Perhaps I will recognize some prominent Toronto figures strutting importantly on the sidewalk. I shall make a note to ask if the catering staff might be permitted to offer them animal crackers, OJ, and milk.
Picketers please note: There is a wide sidewalk, and plenty of coffee shops near the Varsity. The restrooms in the Cumberland Terrace are usually pretty clean too.
Also, be reassured, picketers! The government-funded Nanny Monster is always right, and she says that neither the universe nor life forms show evidence of design, despite the evidence. And in our random universe, the biggest Monster should rule, and that is She.
She said it. You believe it. That settles it! Hey!!
Now get out there and give our legacy media some good photo ops, will you? Most of you are supported by my tax dollars, among other things, and I deserve something for that. Try not to look too ragged, or people won’t believe that you are as important as you believe yourselves to be.
Insufficiently Nannied? Then see clips from the film here.
I understand that somewhere or other, a helpline is available for anyone who – on learning information that is new to them – has, like, Doubts. You can contact them through ohjustgrowup.com and other agencies dedicated to turning sludgeboys into good citizens.
From the invite,
In the film, “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” author, former presidential speechwriter, economist, lawyer and actor Ben Stein examines the attempts of scientists to challenge the idea of Darwinism only to be expelled from the academic community.
More, from the presser:
Controversial feature documentary starring Ben Stein – opens across Canada – Friday, June 27, 2008
In a controversial new satirical documentary, author, former presidential speechwriter, economist, lawyer and actor Ben Stein travels the world, looking to some of the best scientific minds of our generation for the answer to the biggest question facing all Canadians and Americans today:
Are we still free to disagree about the meaning of life?
Or has the whole issue already been decided… while most of us weren’t looking?
Toronto) June 3, 2008 — It’s a movie that Ferris Bueller would take the day off to go see. What freedom-loving student wouldn’t be outraged to discover that his high school science teacher is teaching a theory as indisputable fact, and that university professors oppose any fellow scientists who dare question the prevailing system of belief? This isn’t the latest Hollywood comedy; it’s a disturbing new documentary that will shock anyone who thinks all scientists are free to follow the evidence wherever it may lead.
Recently, there was a special screening for Members of Parliament.
Other Post-Darwinist stories you can’t miss:
Intellectual freedom: Survival is design not chance. O’Leary’s plenary address to Write! Canada 2008, for which she received a standing ovation (hey, that’s better than a night in jail, let me tell you)
Canadian radio bureau chief: Yes, the campaign to suppress free speech in Canada does affect the United States
The Expelled film (#5 in political documentaries) is coming to 50 screens in Canada, … plus a surprise in two in store for Americans (Expelled haters, take heed)!