The Unbelievers Tour- April 2014

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They are touring the country with exclusive screenings of their movie The Unbelievers that follows them across the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world – encouraging others to cast off antiquated religious and politically motivated approaches toward important current issues.


The film includes interviews with celebrities and other influential people who support the work of these controversial speakers, including: Ricky Gervais, Woody Allen, Cameron Diaz, Stephen Hawking, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Werner Herzog, Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert, Eddie Izzard, Ian McEwan, Adam Savage, Ayaan Hirsi-Ali and Penn Jillette.

 

College audiences will be treated to an exclusive screening of the film, followed by a Q&A with Richard, Lawrence and the filmmakers.

 

 

 

 

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    • I agree. Wouldn’t think that making it available would affect ticket sales to the live event. If I were anywhere nearby to an event, I would attend just to be able to see Mr. Dawkins and Mr. Krauss in person

      .In reply to #1 by Jabberwocky:

      Anyone know when we might be seeing this available on iTunes / worldwide – seems to be taking an awfully l-o-n-g time…?

    • In reply to #2 by LaurieB:

      Will there be more locations added? Boston hopefully?

      More locations would be good but can’t help but think it’s reaching perhaps hundreds of / few thousand people at a time (and you could probably argue for most of those it’s ‘preaching to the converted’) whereas getting it on iTunes / out on DVD / worldwide distribution would open it up to a much larger (and new) audience?

      • In reply to #5 by InYourFaceNewYorker:

        Will there be more locations added? Boston hopefully?

        Yes, come to Boston, as I live there now!

        Even if we don’t get a movie night here in Boston, we might get a Sunday Assembly. Check Boston Atheists website or Meet ups Sunday Assembly site. They are organizing it now. I’m not sure how I feel about Sunday Assembly but I’m curious enough to give it a try. I really do hope we get a night out for the Unbelievers film but like I said above, I want both!

      • In reply to #5 by InYourFaceNewYorker:

        Will there be more locations added? Boston hopefully?

        Yes, come to Boston, as I live there now!

        Even if we can’t get this film to come to Boston, at least we’re getting a Sunday Assembly on April 19 at 3pm. Location: Boston University. Google it :-)

  1. In reply to #3 by Jabberwocky:

    More locations would be good but can’t help but think it’s reaching perhaps hundreds of people at a time (and you could probably argue for most of those it’s ‘preaching to the converted’) whereas getting it on iTunes…

    Why can’t we have both! I want it on the internet for free public access around the world eventually. It’s very important.

    I also acknowledge that it must have cost some dough to make the film. There must be bespectacled accountants somewhere holed up in their dusty stagnant air offices sweating copiously while tallying up mile long lists of numbers in red and black ink and firing off panic infused messages regarding the status of the red ink columns. Like this:

    http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site569/2011/1116/20111116__111125ae-Scrooge.jpg

    If showing the film to live audiences and collecting ticket money will sooth the jangled nerves of those accountants then let’s book more tour dates!

    I will concede that I want the movie brought to Boston so that I can have a self serving “preaching to the choir” night out with fellow atheists. So sue me :-P

  2. what about Australia? we need you guys, there is a big push for more religion in schools here, and we have muslims trying to get there product along side all our Christian shit, the unbelievers need to go global real quick!

    • In reply to #7 by zula:

      what about Australia? we need you guys, there is a big push for more religion in schools here, and we have muslims trying to get there product along side all our Christian shit, the unbelievers need to go global real quick!
      I Agree! Australia is is being taken over by Islam and we need resistance, awareness and discussion. I must say Christian is not as lethal as Islam. Australians are generally open to intelligent discussion and need a kick up the ******!!@@

  3. Does 3 dates really add up to a tour? I was super excited until I saw only 3 dates now I’m just left feeling disappointed. Maybe the headline should read 3 city tour or mini tour or even 3collage campuses. Please consider adding more dates or distributing this in such a way to rectify the the disappointment your headline has caused. How can I go on with my day now?

  4. Ummmm really guys 3 campuses is a “tour”? But if you actually read any of these comments, Richard you have to come to your old stomping grounds, UC Berekeley! My daughter is there now and would be great to see this with her. Just sayin’

    • In reply to #20 by hgldr:

      Please come to Wichita, Kansas. In May there’s an opening at the Orpheum Theatre between the Mormon-pull-a-Religion-out-of-a-Hat Convention and the Help-Keep-Blacks-Below-Minimum-Wage show.

      Ok, now I really do feel bad about requesting they come to Boston. Kansas needs this more than Boston does. I concede. :’-(

    • In reply to #20 by hgldr:

      Please come to Wichita, Kansas. In May there’s an opening at the Orpheum Theatre between the Mormon-pull-a-Religion-out-of-a-Hat Convention and the Help-Keep-Blacks-Below-Minimum-Wage show.

      only a hateful person would say things like that are you hateful?

  5. It would be great to see the DVD, obviously seems to be some issues with distribution. However
    in regards to the help us Professor Dawkins come here go there…well he can’t be everywhere.

    It’s got to start at the grassroots. Talk to your kids… ask what is taught in religious education classes, especially in
    state schools (I live in Queensland Australia and was appalled at the rubbish coming from the RE teacher. The RE teacher
    had no formal qualifications and strayed from the text he was meant to be teaching from, which happens a lot in these classes. If
    the content at your school is medieval dark ages garbage then email the principal and then email your parliamentarians and then
    talk to other people about it. It’s amazing what word of mouth does. I got an outcome at my school by just getting
    of my arse and being vocal.

  6. It would be great to see the DVD, obviously seems to be some issues with distribution. However
    in regards to the help us Professor Dawkins come here go there…well he can’t be everywhere.

    It’s got to start at the grassroots. Talk to your kids… ask what is taught in religious education classes, especially in
    state schools (I live in Queensland Australia and was appalled at the rubbish coming from the RE teacher. The RE teacher
    had no formal qualifications and strayed from the text he was meant to be teaching from, which happens a lot in these classes. If
    the content at your school is medieval dark ages garbage then email the principal and then email your parliamentarians and then
    talk to other people about it. It’s amazing what word of mouth does. I got an outcome at my school by just getting
    of my arse and being vocal.

  7. It would be great to see the DVD, obviously seems to be some issues with distribution. However
    in regards to the help us Professor Dawkins come here go there…well he can’t be everywhere.

    It’s got to start at the grassroots. Talk to your kids… ask what is taught in religious education classes, especially in
    state schools (I live in Queensland Australia and was appalled at the rubbish coming from the RE teacher. The RE teacher
    had no formal qualifications and strayed from the text he was meant to be teaching from, which happens a lot in these classes. If
    the content at your school is medieval dark ages garbage then email the principal and then email your parliamentarians and then
    talk to other people about it. It’s amazing what word of mouth does. I got an outcome at my school by just getting
    of my arse and being vocal.

  8. It would be great to see the DVD, obviously seems to be some issues with distribution. However
    in regards to the help us Professor Dawkins come here go there…well he can’t be everywhere.

    It’s got to start at the grassroots. Talk to your kids… ask what is taught in religious education classes, especially in
    state schools (I live in Queensland Australia and was appalled at the rubbish coming from the RE teacher. The RE teacher
    had no formal qualifications and strayed from the text he was meant to be teaching from, which happens a lot in these classes. If
    the content at your school is medieval dark ages garbage then email the principal and then email your parliamentarians and then
    talk to other people about it. It’s amazing what word of mouth does. I got an outcome at my school by just getting
    of my arse and being vocal.

  9. It would be great to see the DVD, obviously seems to be some issues with distribution. However
    in regards to the help us Professor Dawkins come here go there…well he can’t be everywhere.

    It’s got to start at the grassroots. Talk to your kids… ask what is taught in religious education classes, especially in
    state schools (I live in Queensland Australia and was appalled at the rubbish coming from the RE teacher. The RE teacher
    had no formal qualifications and strayed from the text he was meant to be teaching from, which happens a lot in these classes. If
    the content at your school is medieval dark ages garbage then email the principal and then email your parliamentarians and then
    talk to other people about it. It’s amazing what word of mouth does. I got an outcome at my school by just getting
    of my arse and being vocal.

    • In reply to #32 by John Rhino:

      Are you neglecting your home country entirely, Richard?

      Would be great to see in the UK – but perhaps there is more of a ‘problem’ in the US so efforts (currently) best spent there? For now I’d be happy to be able to buy it on iTunes ;-)

  10. I understand the excitement to see Richard. I drove to Denver to see him last year. I suspect his busy schedule prevents him and all the other needed people from doing a rock band-style tour. And these can’t be very profitable for the foundation. Organizing a string of big events must be a logistical nightmare. I do look forward to buying a DVD.

  11. My greatest wish is to be in Las Vegas for your film. I love your inspiring work and am working on project that will promote this knowledge. Book and company. 3 Bright Angels. Time, Space and Energy. You guys are referenced a lot. Thankyou for tireless energy to learn and share.

    • I miss The Summit. It used to be Hakeem Olajuwon’s house, now it’s Joel Osteen’s. Big downgrade.

      In reply to #40 by bongo264:

      Please add Houston TX. We have the largest church in the state here. The church took over our old basketball and concert venue. Obviously we need you guys.

  12. Guys, i’m starting to worry the reason the film is not being widely distributed is simply that it is not very good. If you’re genuinely interested in getting it out to the widest possible audience just post the video here and on youtube.

  13. Mr. Dawkins and Mr. Krauss, surely you must realize that you can not go to Ohio State’s campus and not also provide a viewing at the University of Michigan! I look forward to seeing you both, in Ann Arbor, on the 8th. Ta Ta For Now :)

  14. Oh yes, please come to [insert city you live in]. For a presumably scientifically literate crowd, I’d think we’d be sympathetic here to the challenges introduced by attempting to visit every major U.S. city along with half of those in Canada and maybe Guam ;) Love the work!

  15. My opinion, we need to stop fighting the religious, instead we should focus on educating. Start them young with cartoons. Show them how a bone, or a few bones, can show that an animal was/is bipedal. Explain why you don’t need the entire skeleton to prove that point.

    Put out some science only youtube videos. Don’t mention religion, they will get the point. We have so many “Rock Stars” of science now and with enough celebrity backing, that each could make a few shows or cartoons a year and get kids into science!

    Attacking religion will only serve their fear. They have been trained since birth that someone would try to take their religion away from them. They will react based on that training and no amount of reasoning will sway them.

  16. Just saw this on danish tv.
    I had to turn it off.
    The background music is just too intrusive and irritating. Like an unwanted neighbour’s radio.
    Maybe an attempt to be trendy but I think the content is worth hearing and doesnt need the added distraction.
    Disappointing.

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