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It’s easy to bemoan our political leaders and we no doubt expect way too much from them. They are, after all, no more than elected public officials. We vote them into office to represent us. When they fail to represent the will of the people and the nation, we need to replace them and find those that will. This democratic process is but one of the goals of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement. OWS can now be found in 951 cities in 83 countries including Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Africa. OWS is a people powered movement that began in the financial district of New York City and has grown into a global occupation. It’s people from all over the world asking for better management. People asking this from their leaders and nations. People recognizing that governments commitment to the future is short sighted. People exercising their right to demonstrate - which is the most basic emblem of democracy. Everybody is each of us. If you think you’re too small to make an impact, remember how annoying it is to try and sleep with a mosquito in your bedroom. I made this film to demonstrate.
There’s a little story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought that Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done. The best way to create hope is to create opportunity. Somebody features Ruby Wylder Modine and was edited by Terence Ziegler.
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Has worked with many of the film industry’s most respected directors, including, Oliver Stone, Sir Alan Parker, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, Alan J. Pakula, John Schlesinger, Tony Richardson, Robert Falls, Sir Peter Hall, Abel Ferrara, Spike Lee, Tom DiCillo, Mike Figgis, Jonathan Demme, and John Sayles. He’s been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards and is the recipient of one for Robert Altman’s film Short Cuts. Modine is well remembered for the title character in Alan Parker’s film Birdy which won the Cannes Film Festivalʼs Gran Prix Award. His work in Alan Rudolph’s Equinox helped earn the film four Independent Spirit Award nominations including Best Film and Best Actor for Modine. He is the recipient of a Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup and a Golden Lion Award. His first film role was in John Sayles' Baby It's You and his performance caught the eye of director Harold Becker who cast him in Vision Quest (Crazy for You) based on the novel by Terry Davis. But it was the director Robert Altman who propelled Modine to international stardom with his film adaptation of David Rabe's play Streamers. He and his fellow castmates won an unprecedented Best Actor prize from the Venice Film Festival for the tragic story of young American soldiers about to be shipped to Vietnam. For all of his great roles, Modine might best be known for his role as Private Joker, the central character of Stanley Kubrick's 1987 war movie Full Metal Jacket. The film received critical acclaim. The Chicago Reader labeled it "the most tightly crafted Kubrick film since Dr. Strangelove. Variety referred to the film as an "intense, schematic, superbly made" drama, while Vincent Canby of the New York Times called it "harrowing" and "beautiful” The film received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Writing for an adapted screenplay and can often be found on lists for the greatest movies of all time. He played the dangerous young criminal Treat in Alan Pakula's film version of the hugely successful Lyle Kessler stageplay Orphans, and the goofy, earnest FBI agent Mike Downey in Jonathan Demme's screwball comedy Married to the Mob opposite Michelle Pfeiffer. In 1990 he led the cast of Memphis Belle, a fictionalized account of the famous B-17 Flying Fortress. Modine was nominated for an Emmy Award for his performances in And the Band Played On, an HBO TV movie about the early years of the HIV/ AIDS epidemic. He recently appeared in HBO's award-winning docudrama Too Big To Fail. In 2003, he guest starred on The West Wing in the episode The Long Goodbye. He portrayed the character Marco, who went to high school with Cregg (Allison Janney), and who helped her deal with her father's steady mental decline due to Alzheimer's disease. In 2005, he appeared in Abel Ferrara's Mary which won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. In the film, Modine portrayed a director recounting the story of Mary Magdalene (Juliette Binoche). Recently, Modine played the corrupt Majestic City developer "Sullivan Groff" throughout Season 3 on Showtime's Weeds. Over the past few years, he has directed several distinguished short films including I Think I Thought, To Kill an American and Jesus Was A Commie which won the Founders Prize for Best Short Film at Michael Mooreʼs Traverse City Film Festival in 2011. Each has gone on to great critical acclaim and have played in film festivals worldwide including the prestigious Museum of Modern Art's New Directors/New Films. For more information visit www.matthewmodine.com
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