In Person: Michael C. Ruppert, the subject of the film, will be here for a Q&A on December 11 after the 9:15 show, and December 12 after the 5:00 and 9:15 shows.
Meet Michael Ruppert, a different kind of American. A former Los Angeles police officer turned independent reporter, he predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter, From the Wilderness, at a time when Wall Street and Washington analysts were still in denial. Sitting in a room that looks like a bunker, Ruppert recounts his career as a radical thinker and spells out the crises he sees ahead. He draws upon the same news reports and data available to any Internet user, but he applies a unique interpretation. While other experts debate this issue in measured tones, Ruppert doesn’t hold back at sounding an alarm, portraying an apocalyptic future. Over the years, Ruppert has stood up for what he believes in despite fierce opposition; while other observers analyze details of the economic crisis, Ruppert views it as symptomatic of nothing less than the collapse of industrial civilization itself.
Date: Dec 11th-17th
Time: Various times
Location: AFI Silver Theatre: 8633 Colesville Rd Silver Spring, MD
$10 General Admission
$8.50 AFI Members
$9 Seniors (65+), Students (with valid ID), and Military
$6 Children (12 and under)
$7.50 Weekday Matinees (before 6:00 p.m., holidays excluded)