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

2009 OSCAR® NOMINEES UNITE FOR VOICES PERFORMANCE

Josh Brolin, Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei together at Sundance

Park City UT
January 22, 2009

2009 Oscar® nominees Josh Brolin, Marisa Tomei and Melissa Leo will share the stage for a live performance of “The People Speak: Voices of a People’s History of the United States” at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café where they will read selections from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book, Voices of a People’s History of the United States.

Brolin, Tomei and Leo will be joined by Sundance founder Robert Redford, Benjamin Bratt, Woody Harrelson, Wyclef Jean, Q’orianka Kilcher, and Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes.

The performance will be filmed in front of a live audience as part of the upcoming documentary, The People Speak. Press are invited to attend the event at the Music Café and the after party held at The Green House at Sky Lodge.

This special event marks the end of a year long set of performances in which actors, including Matt Damon, Viggo Mortensen, Danny Glover, David Strathairn, Kerry Washington, and singer Allison Moorer, read or performed excerpts from Zinn and Arnove’s book, which chronicles American history through the eyes of those rarely heard in the mainstream.

The documentary will debut at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, February 11th.

The documentary is directed by Project Greenlight producer Chris Moore, along with co-directors Anthony Arnove and Howard Zinn. Josh Brolin also serves as a producer on the project, along with Zinn, Dan Fireman, Ara Katz, Art Spigel and Chris Moore. Tony Sacco serves as the film’s director of photography.

“Given the recent extraordinary events in American history, the time is right for this documentary,” said Brolin. “Americans are reconnecting with their democracy and this is a great way to remind us all there are many voices out there that need to be heard.”

The performance is at 1PM at The Music Café is located on lower Main Street in Park City, Utah.

The after-party is at The Green House at Sky Lodge is at 201 Heber Avenue at Main Street.

Onsite press contact: Amy McGee, cell: 312-399-8780

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