Run Time: 92 minutes
When the Occupy Movement began in September 2011, many people wrote it off as a silly waste of time for unemployed college kids starving for attention. What many didn’t see, or maybe the media didn’t want to report, was that the Occupy Movement was a critical moment in U.S. history in which real citizens demanded justice from a broken system. Begun by filmmaking team Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites in NY, and made in an experimental collaborative process that mirrored (and tested) the Occupy Movement’s own processes, a hundred filmmakers around the country worked together to document this amazing phenomena: they were there when hundreds were arrested on New York’s Brooklyn Bridge, when bullets flew in Oakland, and when encampments around the country were raided in the dead of night. All of this happening while workers were being sold out by their companies, homeowners were cheated by banks, and everyday American citizens were maced, pepper-sprayed, and beaten for practicing the foundation of the American Experiment: Freedom of Speech. Incredible, articulate, and at times infuriating, this film gives an authentic look into the very crusade and events that finally made Americans open their eyes and ask, “What country are we living in?” – T.W.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 2:20 PM
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 9:20 PM
Recommended for High School +
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Audrey Ewell, Aaron Aites, Lucian Read, Nina Krstic
Audrey Ewell, Aaron Aites, Williams Cole
Jeffrey K. Miller, Brad Comfort
99% is the second feature documentary of filmmaking team Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites. Audrey also works in PR, consulting and digital outreach for film. Aaron is also the singer/songwriter behind the band Iran. This is their first time working with Lucian Read and Nina Krstic who were introduced to Ewell and Aites through an open call for collaborators.