These, you may remember, are the same folks who pulled the fake union carbide / Dow Chemicals spokesperson interviews on BBC TV when they apologised for the Bhopal disaster and said they would pay compensation.
Preview U.K. screenings Feb. 11-17:
Fri. 11th Feb, 4pm & 8:30pm - Glasgow Film Theatre
Sat. 12th Feb, 11am - Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
Sun. 13th Feb, noon – Ritzy Brixton, London
Sun. 13th Feb, 6pm - Cornerhouse, Manchester
Tues. 15th Feb, 9:15pm - Ster Century, Leeds
Wed. 16th Feb, 6:30pm - Dublin Int'l Film Festival
Thurs. 17th Feb, 8:30pm - Dundee Contemporary Arts
The story follows Andy and Mike from their beginnings with GWBush.com, and on to their tasteless parody of the WTO's website. Some visitors don’t notice the site is a fake, and send speaking invitations meant for the real WTO. Mike and Andy play along with the ruse and soon find themselves attending important functions as WTO representatives.
Delighted to speak for the organization they oppose, Andy and Mike don thrift-store suits and set out to shock their unwitting audiences with darkly comic satires on global free trade. Weirdly, the experts don’t notice the joke and seem to agree with every terrible idea the two can come up with.
Exhausted by their failed attempts to shock, Mike and Andy take a whole new approach for one final lecture.
The Yes Men is directed by Dan Olman, Sarah Price, and Chris Smith, whose previous credits include the 1999 Sundance Winner 'American Movie'.
The Yes Men is being released by Tartan Films on 18 February in London West End and regionally at Cornerhouse Manchester, UGC Dublin, UGC Edinburgh & UGC Glasgow.
More at: http://www.theyesmen.org/movie/