The People Speak, And Lupe Fiasco Listens...

by CHRISTOPHER CONFESSORE · February 12, 2009

[Even Toparek , Lupe Fiasco, Yigal Azrouel. Photos by NICK HUNT,PMc]

Last night, MOMA hosted a the New York premiere of "The People Speak" to kick off their Documentary Fortnight 2009 series.  Directed by Howard Zinn, Anthony Arnove, and Chris Moore, and featuring performers like John Legend, Matt Damon, Rosario Dawson, Benjamin Bratt, Marisa Tomei, Danny Glover, Josh Brolin, Viggo Mortensen, Sandra Oh, and Eddie Vedder, the film documents struggles against social injustice throughout American history, drawing from the written works of Zinn and Arnove. 

More story and photos below....

Among the guests joining director Zinn and Moore were Lupe Fiasco, Kerry Washington, Amanda Piola, Yigal Azrouel, Carol Han, Consuela Costin, Michael Ealy, Emma Snowdon Jones, Kick Kennedy, Even Toparek, and Victoria Schweizer.

Howard Zinn, Kerry Washington

Victoria Schweizer, Emma Snowdon Jones, Kick Kennedy, Consuela Costin

Matt Albiani, Molly Raney, Erin Gleavy

Jessica Karcher, Sean Stevens, Carol Han