Saying 'Yes' To The WTO

For those that follow political or satirical net art, the Yes Men are probably a familiar 'organization.' Now, the 'invisible theater' of the Yes oeuvre is being introduced to a larger audience: moviegoers. Though it has already played at the Sundance Film Festival, the Yes Men Movie, created by filmmakers Dan Olman, Sarah Price, and Chris Smith, will be officially released by United Artists this summer. The film follows Yes Men Andy and Mike as they impersonate the WTO online, at conferences, and on television, and documents their shock as they 'pass' every time. A recently updated website contains information on the movie as well as first-hand accounts and images of their attempts to provoke unsuspecting audiences. And speaking of provocations, the Yes Men's caper at the textile conference in Finland is a must-see. -Ryan Griffis