61 Washington Park
Newtonville, Massachusetts 02460

New Art Center Third Thursdays Event Series

Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral On A Moving Train

With Special Guest Howard Zinn

New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA
Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $15.00

The New Art Center proudly presents a screening of Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral On A Moving Train, directed by Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller. This acclaimed film looks at the amazing life of the renowned historian, activist and author Howard Zinn. Following his early days as a shipyard labor organizer and bombardier in World War II, Zinn became an academic rebel and leader of civil disobedience in a time of institutionalized racism and war. His influential writings shine light on and bring voice to factory workers, immigrant laborers, African Americans, Native Americans and the working poor. Featuring rare archival materials and interviews with Zinn and colleagues such as Noam Chomsky, You Can’t Be Neutral captures the essence of this extraordinary man who has been a catalyst for progressive change for more than 60 years. It is narrated by actor Matt Damon and features music by Pearl Jam, Woody Guthrie & Billy Bragg.

Following the screening there will be a Question & Answer session with Howard Zinn, subject of the film. Mr. Zinn is a historian, playwright, and social activist. He has taught at Spelman College and Boston University, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Paris and the University of Bologna. He has received the Thomas Merton Award, the Eugene V. Debs Award, the Upton Sinclair Award, and the Lannan Literary Award. He is author of several books, including A People History of the United States: 1492 – Present, Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice and You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train, his acclaimed autobiography. He lives in Auburndale, Massachusetts. Tickets to the event are $15.00. They can be purchased in advance beginning September 11 or purchased at the door on the evening of the event. Please call (617) 964-3424 to purchase tickets in advance. Beer, wine and refreshments will be available for purchase. The New Art Center Galleries will be open at 6pm for Third Thursday patrons. In the Main Gallery please visit: Reveal, curated by Kathy A. Halamka. In the Holzwasser Gallery, please visit Moments, paintings by Sydell Alta Masterman.

Third Thursdays is a program of the New Art Center. It is sponsored in part by Clarks Companies (www.clarksna.com), Newtonville Books (www.newtonvillebooks.com), Harpoon Brewery (www.harpoonbrewery.com) and the Newton Cultural Council.

Upcoming Third Thursdays events:

October 19, 7pm – The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, featuring a new score by Hayim Kobi
November 16, 7pm – Rivers & Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time

The New Art Center in Newton
Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5 pm; Sunday, 1 – 5 pm
Closed Saturdays; Closed October 8 - 9
The Main Gallery is wheelchair accessible.

61 Washington Park in Newtonville, Massachusetts

The nearest T stop to the New Art Center is Newton Highlands on the Green Line (D/Riverside), then take the #59 North bus on Walnut Street, exit at CVS. Call the MBTA at (617) 722-3200 for schedules + fare information. The NAC is also accessible from the Mass.Pike, Route 128, or the Newtonville stop on the commuter rail (Framingham line.)

Contact Ceci Mendez at (617) 964-3424 or [email protected], or visit www.newartcenter.org

The New Art Center in Newton is a non-profit art organization established in 1977 and has been dedicated to artistic creation and education through classes, exhibitions, and public programs for children and adults for 30 years. The New Art Center is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Official Website: http://www.newartcenter.org

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