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Europe for President 08

November 4th 2008

Performance: ‘Concession Act’ at 7pm followed by screening

Screening: ‘Europe for President 08’ (Film, 52 mins)

Tuesday November 4th 7pm-9pm


On the Night of the US Presidential Election (Tuesday November 4th) Alma Enterprises will be presenting a special performance and screening of Thomas Altheimer’s new film Europe for President 08 in our new Southwark project space.

The evening will consist of a performance lecture by Altheimer ‘Concession Act’ (at 7pm) followed by the premiere of his new film which documents his attempt to run a European candidate in the 2008 US presidential election. The film was commissioned by Arte and ORF and was supported by the Danish Arts Council.

“Inspired by the spectacle staged in Berlin by still-citizen-Obama in July 2008, Thomas Altheimer, decides to not only stage a presidential campaign of his own in America but also to take the message to Barack Obama that Europe is not a part of his constituency.

At a casting session in LA Altheimer picks the beautiful Hannah Jefferson to front the Europe 2008 campaign. From LA the campaign sets out to capture the hearts and minds of Americans in small towns. But the real challenge quickly proves to be to capture the heart and mind of the candidate herself.

Disagreeing on pretty much everything, the culture-clashed Altheimer and Jefferson goes to the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. Altheimer to tell the delegates of the European alternative, Jefferson to take pictures. In the end Altheimer brings out a sign that sours the mood—not only of the convention but also of the Europe '08 campaign.”

The film will also be screened on the evening of November 6th at 7pm.

For more information please contact - 07769 686 826

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