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Conspiracy of Hope

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Conspiracy of Hope

Postby schwenko » Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:28 am

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is showing this 11 hour movie on June 28- some interesting acts within

Conspiracy of Hope
WORLD THEATRICAL PREMIERE
The Secret Policeman’s Film Festival
Country: USA, Release: 1986, Runtime: 660



Inspired by the success of the U.K.-produced Secret Policeman’s Ball shows, films, and albums, the U.S. section of Amnesty International organized a six-city U.S. tour in 1986. A caravan including U2, The Police (specially re-formed after a four-year hiatus), Peter Gabriel, Jackson Browne, and Lou Reed spread the human rights message at the rollicking concerts. The grand finale of the “A Conspiracy Of Hopeâ€￾ US tour for Amnesty International was an all-day concert with over 20 top musical artists at Giants Stadium, New York that took place on a beautiful Sunday in June 1986. Among those who introduced the musicians and talked about Amnesty were:

Robert De Niro • Kevin Bacon • Michael J. Fox • Richard Belzer • Matt Dillon • Muhammad Ali • Elliot Gould • Pat Benatar • Bill Bradley • Christopher Reeve • Daryl Hannah • Pam Grier • Yoko Ono • Sean Lennon • Robin Williams

The 11-hour concert was aired live by MTV as a Live Aid-style spectacular, and the broadcast was never repeated or released on VHS or DVD. This screening, exactly twenty-three years later, represents the entirety of the original concert down to the last minute - the entire 11 hours of the concert – exactly as it happened – at the exact same time of day - hour-for-hour, minute-for-minute. This is a rough timetable of the concert with approximate start times of each musical artist:

12:00pm John Eddie
12:30pm Third World
1:15pm The Hooters
1:45pm Peter, Paul & Mary
2:00pm Steven Van Zandt with Bob Geldof
2:45pm Stanley Jordan
3:00pm Joan Armatrading
3:30pm Jackson Browne
4:30pm Rueben Blades
5:00pm Yoko Ono
5:15pm Howard Jones
5:30pm Miles Davis with Carlos Santana & Fela
6:15pm The Neville Brothers
6:30pm Joan Baez
7:00pm Lou Reed
7:45pm Peter Gabriel
8:45pm Bryan Adams
9:15pm Joni Mitchell
9:30pm U2
10:15pm The Police
11:00pm Grand Finale – all artists
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Re: Conspiracy of Hope

Postby eddie » Sun May 06, 2018 8:16 am

you can get a lot of this show on the amnesty international benefit concerts box set. Some excellent extras as well as a few hidden ones. For the police performance though i much prefer the soundboard from chicago a couple of days earlier. And if you want a big police gig the US festival dvd i was able to watch yesterday in all it's glory takes some beating.
Every unofficial Police, Blondie and Springsteen gig on permanent links, hundreds of others, around 4000 permanent shows, uncirculated, ultra-rare, best quality we've got it.
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