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Sun. 9/11/11 at The Music Box in Hollywood

Zeitgeist Media Festival 2011

LA event:
Sun. Sep. 11, 2011
2:00pm - 10:00pm
 - Global events: weekend of 9/9/11 - 9/11/11

The Music Box
6126 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

LA Performers:
 - Billy Gibbons - famed guitar legend/ZZ Top - site
 - Natacha Atlas - world musician - site
 - Lili Haydn - violin virtuoso - site
 - Hierosonic - filmmaker Ben Stewart's hybrid rock project - site
 - Rick Overton (MC) - social comedy - site
 - Lee Camp - social comedy - site
 - Peter Joseph - multi-media - performing "Zeitgeist: Catharsis I" - site
 - Norton Wisdom - live visual art - site
 - Lions - musical group - site
 - Master Zero - theatrical - site
 - The Lost Children of Babylon - "The Protectors Of Spiritual Hip Hop" - site
 - Jonathan Schmock - actor performing "Mark Twain" - site
 - Heather Donavon - singer-songwriter - site
 - Roof top atmosphere and performance by Dream Circus Theatre - site

The entire ZMF LA main event will be webcast live for free at http://www.stickam.com (details TBD).

 - This is a Non-Profit/At Cost Event, where the ticket cost reflects the expenditure of the event itself. 
 - Note: Apart from the ticket, all attendees are required to bring a small canned/sealed food donation for the LA Food Drive. 

Charity Food Drive:
The Zeitgeist Media Festival is partnering with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank for the LA event's Food Drive to help the many homeless and suffering people in Los Angeles.  Likewise, the entire global event encourages participants to conduct similar resource-based drives for those in need across the world.

Nonprofit Involvement:
Several nonprofits will be on hand with booths onsite sharing materials with festival attendees.  Confirmed nonprofit participant(s) at press time:  Inside Out Community Arts from Venice, CA.

Global Events:
The parallel global events are being updated on the website as they become finalized. A short list can be found near the bottom of this page.

From Canada to London to Israel, there has been a great interest in turning this socially conscious event into something never seen before. We are expecting over 70 parallel events to occur and each event will also support their local Food Banks and work to help their local regions.

If you wish to follow this global event's progress on Facebook, please see:

Creator's Quote:
Peter Joseph, the creator of the Zeitgeist Film Series and Founder of The Zeitgeist Movement explains, "Since antiquity, the Arts have been a powerful catalyst in the development of the "Zeitgeist" of the time. From the awe inspiring aesthetics of religious art and music; to the Renaissance and the dawn of the Age of Reason, the Arts have given way to powerful awarenesses, often opening the doors for social and cultural evolution. It is the Arts that continually work to challenge common beliefs; initiate progress and it is no wonder that many of the greatest thinkers and scientists in history gave tremendous credence to its power and utility."

The Zeitgeist Film Series:

 - Zeitgeist: The Movie (2007)
 - Zeitgeist: Addendum (2008)
 - Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011)

The award-winning, controversial, 2007 work, Zeitgeist: The Movie obtained over 100,000,000 views online during the first year of its publication.  In 2008, a sequel to the work, entitled Zeitgeist: Addendum, was premiered at the Artivist Film Festival in Hollywood, CA.  As with its predecessor, the award winning Addendum was a huge viral internet phenomenon obtaining over 50,000,000 views within its first year.

In January 2011, over 300 independent groups around the world hosted theatrical screenings of the third installment, Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, in 30 languages across 60 countries.  The headcount for the global premiere was over 50,000 in attendance.

Zeitgeist: Moving Forward may be the widest nonprofit, global theatrical premiere in history with the most languages, countries and locations. ALL with no major distributor but solely on a volunteer and nonprofit basis. This follows on the footsteps of Zeitgeist 1 being the most watched documentary in internet history!

The three films have become a cultural film series project, which continue to consider the current “Zeitgeist” - which means “The Spirit or Awareness of the Time” or culture.
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