Voices of a People's History
Voices of a People's History

“I LIKE TO BE INVOLVED IN MATERIAL THAT MEANS SOMETHING TO ME AND MY TIME”

David Strathairn on The People Speak

November 6, 2009

Boston Herald
Inside Track
“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.”

For more read the full story:
http://www.bostonherald.com/track/inside_track/view/20091106david_strath…

And also see the Boston Globe’s coverage:

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.

http://www.boston.com/ae/celebrity/articles/2009/11/06/theres_something_…

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