March 8th marks the date that RiP, a seriously entertaining and ground-breaking documentary, premieres in Vancouver. RiP: A remix manifesto is an edgy exploration of copyright law’s effect on the future of art and our daily activities in a world where watching YouTube and downloading music is the norm.
The film follows Girl Talk, a hip hop dj, acknowledged by many as a ‘lawsuit waiting to happen’ due to his famous mash-ups. His story demonstrates copyright law’s original purpose of artist protection and its dominant incarnation today as a money-making tool for corporations. RiP asks us to consider a balance between artistic inspiration, sharing within a community and copyright protection.
RiP: A remix manifesto is from local filmmaker and web activist Brett Gaylor. A founding instructor of the Gulf Islands Film and Television School, Gaylor founded opensourcecinema.org, a video remix community which allowed RiP to be the first open source documentary.
Tickets: On sale NOW at www.doxafestival.ca
Tickets also available at (CASH ONLY):
Videomatica - 1855 W.4th Avenue
DOXA Office - #5-1726 Commercial Drive
Box Office - 1 hour prior to screening
Doors open at 6:15pm.
All tickets are non-refundable.
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