November 6, 2009
“Good Night and Good Luck” star David Strathairn, BU prof Howard Zinn and Hollywood producer Chris Moore kicked off a college tour for their star-studded documentary “The People Speak” at Boston University last night.
Executive produced by Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Anthony Arnove, Moore and Zinn, the film features dramatic readings by a galaxy of Hollywood stars and a lefty look at the history of this country.
“I like to be involved in material that means something to me and my time,” Strathairn said. “And this is a project that means a lot to a long period of time and gives a voice to those who you wouldn’t necessarily hear.”
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Time to ‘Speak’
Actor David Strathairn and Howard Zinn, BU professor emeritus of political science (left, with producer and co-director Chris Moore), were at the Tsai Performing Arts Center last night for a live performance of “The People Speak,’’ Zinn’s documentary about democracy that features appearances by Matt Damon, John Legend, Marisa Tomei, and a number of other celebs. Strathairn performed excerpts before he and Zinn took questions from the student audience. “This is something we want to be a part of,’’ Strathairn said.