Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping
Reverend Billy is the apostle of the anti-globalization movement. A self-appointed minister of social change, he not only preaches civil disobedience, he lives it.
The actor and performance artist Bill Talen disrupts cultural dead zones in Manhattan. The actions inside and outside of Starbucks coffee shops and Disney stores often end with the Reverend being arrested. He calls it stepping into somebody's imagined box. The police call it illegal trespassing.
New York Times theater critic Jonathan Kalb calls his work "the most hilarious and pointed political theater in New York, something that has to be done in the risky environment of the street." Though international festival acclaim and media comparing this documentary to the works of Michael Moore and Andy Kaufman, German television channels rejected to air the movie for specious reasons.