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Big Brother Is Watching You

By David Johanssen

Edward Snowden is an American computer professional; he was formerly a system administrator for the CIA and a consultant for the NSA. His leaks about the activities of the NSA have shocked the world. When faced with the reality of eavesdropping people say: “It’s hopeless, privacy is gone, why struggle?” or: “I’m not doing anything wrong, why should I care?” Our constitutional tradition is not merely contained in the negative rights found in the Bill of Rights and there is no historical precedent that the procedures of totalitarianism are compatible with the system of democratic self-governance. The US government and its listeners have not advanced any convincing argument that what they do is compatible with US constitutional law or international human rights. The abolitionist Frederick Douglass said, “Once you learn how to read, you will be forever free.” But today, it’s what we read that may enslave us.


Join us for a discussion on this important topic Tuesday, November 4, at 5pm as Shelter Theater continues its documentary series with Inside the Dark Web. This exposé turns to the topic of internet surveillance: whether you use Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo or Google you are being watched, recorded, and analyzed. 40 pesos.

Friday, October 31, at 7:30pm join Shelter Theater for a special Halloween presentation of Psycho, the classic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock: A Phoenix secretary steals from her employer’s client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. 50 pesos.

Sunday, November 2, at 5pm join us for an unforgettable presentation of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, a Tennessee Williams play adapted for the screen, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman. Brick drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations. 50 pesos.

Join us every Tuesday at 7:30pm for the Open Mic. It is always a great show with a different line-up of amateurs and professionals week by week. We want you to bring your act to the Open Mic, so come and get your ten minutes of fame in front of a live audience. Come out and support our local talent. 30 pesos (includes beverage).

Join us Wednesday, November 5, for Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece, Vertigo with James Stewart and Kim Novak. A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend’s wife, while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. 50 pesos.

Friday, November 7, at 7:30pm “Michael Jackson Live in Munich.” The king of pop as we love to remember him, this concert took place on July 4, 1997 during his History world tour at the Olympic stadium in Munich with a sold-out attendance of 70,000. It’s a scream. 50 pesos.

Fri, Oct 31, 7:30pm
50 pesos

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Sun, Nov 2, 5pm
50 pesos

Documentary and discussion
Inside the Dark Web
Tue, Nov 4, 5pm
40 pesos

Wed, Nov 5, 7pm
50 pesos

Filmed Concert
Michael Jackson Live in Munich
Fri, Nov 7, 7:30pm
50 pesos

All events at
Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4
Colonial San Rafael

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