Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

November 29, 2013

Two takes on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Filed under: Film — louisproyect @ 4:01 pm

Donald Sutherland: ‘I want Hunger Games to stir up a revolution’

The veteran actor who plays tyrannical president Coriolanus Snow in the blockbuster series talks about films as political activism – plus cinema villains and happy marriages

The Guardian, Tuesday 19 November 2013 12.48 EST

Donald Sutherland as President Snow in The Hunger Games: Catching Fir

Donald Sutherland wants to stir revolt. A real revolt. A youth-led uprising against injustice that will overturn the US as we know it and usher in a kinder, better way. “I hope that they will take action because it’s getting drastic in this country.” Drone strikes. Corporate tax dodging. Racism. The Keystone oil pipeline. Denying food stamps to “starving Americans”. It’s all going to pot. “It’s not right. It’s not right.”

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