So….did you see Richard Spencer, “white nationalist” speaker and advocate get punched in the face in the middle of an interview?
Who are we kidding, of course you did. You did, right? Maybe in the news or conveniently timed video meme? Yeah, you might’ve heard of it.
Do you want to see more? Because there’s a freakin' festival all about punching and decking Nazis in cinema going down this weekend in Brooklyn.
Fash Bash: A Night of Nazi-Punching On Film, is a screening of clips from movies in which people are resisting and protesting fascism. By hitting them. And it’s happening tomorrow.
According to Gothamist, one of the organizers of the 90-minute festival, Ava Kofman, couldn’t provide a concrete list at the time.
Because the choices will be decided by the presenters and they have different levels of expertise, some of the clips will be formally introduced with context, and others are just fun Nazi punching clips.
Fun Nazi punching clips. What a time to be alive.
We can actually watch this clip of Spencer for a while. It’s that satisfying. But we want more American justice against injustice. Granted, some of the population will justify protecting free speech for the opinions of others and that violence is never the answer.
Even though Richard Spencer himself doesn’t approve of the free speech of others. Or his version of free speech is running an essay with the question ‘does human civilization actually need the Black race?’ as a topic on his website.
God our knuckles itch for some reason. Must be all the bigotry.
If you don’t want to get roped up in a lawsuit where you punched a Nazi, perhaps watch a movie about Nazis getting punched is exactly what you need? Or play a video game about killing Nazis? Nazis aren’t people in video games. That’s why zombie Nazis are so popular, because they’re a dead and dying way of thinking–
Anyhoo! Back to the film festival. Admission is FREE and starts at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, February 4th at Verso Books, 20 Jay Street, Suite 1010.
Also, punch will be served. You're welcome.[via Gothamist] [Feature Image Courtesy Kotaku]