Tuesday, June 13, 2006

NYC: World Premiere of 'American Zeitgeist: Crisis & Conscience in an Age of Terror'

Hitchens and Margolis Square Off in Debate
at American Zeitgeist World Premiere on Thursday

The World Premiere of American Zeitgeist: Crisis & Conscience in an Age of Terror in Manhattan is three nights away. The film takes an historical look at the underlying fractures of the War on Terrorism across a 25-year+ period of time.

The screening of the award-winning film will be immediately followed by a debate between Christopher Hitchens and Eric S. Margolis zeroing in on issues raised in the feature-length film.

Free beer will be available courtesy of the Brooklyn Brewery.

Tickets for the premiere, which will be held at the New York Society for Ethical Culture in Manhattan, can be purchased at
or call 1-866-468-7619. Tickets can also be purchased at the door, but seats are going quickly.

Left? Right? Liberal? Conservative?
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For more details, visit


On April 29, American Zeitgeist won the top award in the Documentary Feature category at the 2006 Houston International Film Festival, out of hundreds of submissions.

"So much of the discussion surrounding 9/11 has remained within an exceptionalist framework, allowing it to be seen in an ahistorical, isolated context as the actions of pure evil visited upon an unknowing and innocent American public. American Zeitgeist situates 9/11 within a long and ongoing set of historico-political dynamics and tensions dating back to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. What we see in this film, through the commentary of policy makers, journalists, cultural analysts, and historians, is a volatile mix of strategic failures, short-sighted visions on all sides, and a host of painfully disparate views that have come to characterize this increasingly dangerous conflict."
Marita Sturken
Professor, Department of Culture and Communication
New York University

"A must-see!"
Scott Stewart
Chairman of the Durango Independent Film Festival

"Christopher Hitchens and free beer? That is like advertising a Fourth of July party with fireworks and free gasoline. Where do I sign up?"
Brian Gleason
The Reeler


For more information, please write Rob McGann at or call Hatim El-Hibri at 917.656.5313. • Avenue E Productions Inc

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