Oscar winner Matt Damon will headline a night of dramatic readings and songs later this month at Metro, 3730 N. Clark.
“The People Speak, Live!,” on Jan. 31, will feature actors and poets reading the works of rebels and dissenters from history. It’s based on the documentary “The People Speak,” produced by Damon and aired on History in 2009.
The idea that all of the progress in America towards equality has been struggled for by everyday people, I hope will become a point of discussion for more students of all ages,” Damon said in a statement. “With ‘The People Speak,’ you’re getting the actual historical text verbatim; there’s no spin.”
Elle: "Before I met Matt and Scarlett [on "Zoo"], they didn't seem like real people. They were like, 'Matt Damon' and 'Scarlett Johansson.' Huge superstars. Then you meet them ... Matt always had his family on set. They'd yell 'Cut' and all his girls would run up to him. He was so nice; he's such a normal guy."