Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Barbershop Punk

At the beginning of “Barbershop Punk,” Georgia Sugimura Archer and Kristen Armfield's impotent exploration of the fight to take the Internet out of the hands of the Man, celebrity activist Janeane Garofalo nails it when she alludes to something third-world countries figured out a long time ago: Basic human rights like freedom of thought or speech will always take a backseat to the need for food and shelter. When most folks in America are busy struggling just to survive, getting up in arms about such eye-glazing issues as the application of common carriage laws and net neutrality becomes a bourgeoisie luxury.

To read the rest of my review visit Slant Magazine.

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