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The City of Berkeley and BAM/PFA will hold a FREE outdoor screening of documentary film, The Hate Man, Street Philosopher, directed by Ivan Jaigirdar

The Hate Man, Street Philosopher is a quirky, entertaining and moving portrait of a Berkeley street philosopher called the “Hate Man”. This 33-minute documentary explores Hate Man’s enigmatic life, including why he chose to quit his job as a successful New York Times journalist, drop out of mainstream society and live in the streets.

Challenging conventional notions of success, conformity, progress and morality, “Hate” lucidly discusses and defends his own “downward mobility” and personal theories of human communication. He emphasizes the importance of acknowledging negativity and critiques the positivist bias of American mass culture. Incorporating scenes of Hate’s acerbic, playful and witty heckling, the film investigates and addresses the religious, cultural and ideological paradoxes of a world where the Preachers of “love” damn us to hell, and the self-named “Hate Man” and his followers teach caring and an acceptance of diversity.

The film will be the centerpiece of an event to celebrate and commemorate beloved Berkeley figure, “Hate Man.” Other activities will include the presentation of a proclamation in his honor.

SPONSORS: Sponsored by Berkeley Council member Kriss Worthington, Council member Kate Harrison, Midnites for Maniacs, Artists’ Television Access and 3rd i Films.

Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017
Time: 2PM
Location: BAM/PFA, 2155 Center St., Berkeley, CA
outdoor screening

August 26 2017


Date: Aug 26, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Cost: FREE
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Directors Ivan Jaigirdar
Country/Year USA/2017
Running Time 33 min
Language English



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