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Ryan Gosling presentation of the Book ‘Congo Stories: Battling Five centuries of Exploitation and Greed

CONGO STORIES’ BOOK TOUR: Meet the authors and contributors of “Congo Stories” at special book events in cities across the U.S.

‘Congo Stories’
Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and Greed
By John Prendergast and Fidel Bafilemba
Foreword by Soraya Aziz Souleymane Postscript by Dave Eggers Afterword by Chouchou Namegabe Illustrations by Sam Ilus
Photographs by Ryan Gosling

For more information and to order: CongoStories
Grand Central Publishing Publication Date: December 4, 2018
Contact: Greg Hittelman Director of Communications +1-310-717-0606 / gh@enoughproject.org

Ryan is going to attend the presentation of the book ‘Congo Stories: Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and Greed’ in various American cities:

DECEMBER 10, 2018

L.A.: FIDEL BAFILEMBA, RYAN GOSLING, CHOUCHOU NAMEGABE, JOHN PRENDERGAST

Book Soup and the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Reads present John Prendergast and Fidel Bafilemba with Ryan Gosling and Chouchou Namegabe, to discuss and sign “Congo Stories” at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ The City Council Chambers West Hollywood Library 625 North San Vicente Boulevard West Hollywood – L.A.

Here’s the link to have More infos about the event and to buy tickets to attend the event Link

On the same day Ryan Gosling is going to attend a Q&A & Book Signing @ UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library Main Conference Room in L.A. @ 12.00 – 1.30. No public admission only for UCLA Students.

DECEMBER 13, 2018

DC: JOHN PRENDERGAST, FIDEL BAFILEMBA, CHOUCHOU NAMEGABE, AND RYAN GOSLING

Politics and Prose presents John Prendergast and Fidel Bafilemba with Ryan Gosling and Chouchou Namegabe, to discuss and sign “Congo Stories” @ 7pm in Washington D.C. at the Dorothy Betts Theatre Cloyd Heck Marvin Center 800 21st St. NW

Get tickets here link

DECEMBER 14, 2018

NYC: CONGO STORIES SIGNING W/ JOHN PRENDERGAST, FIDEL BAFILEMBA, RYAN GOSLING, & CHOUCHOU NAMEGABE

Join John Prendergast, Fidel Bafilemba, Ryan Gosling, and Chouchou Namegabe for a signing of their important new work. The signing will take place from 12:30pm – 1:30pm in the Strand Bookstore Rare Book Room.

Get tickets here link

The photographs of the Book were taken by Ryan During his travel in East Congo in 2010 for the @EnoughProject with John Prendergast, the co-founder of the Enough Project and with the Enough field analyst Fidel Bafilembaf. The war in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a conflict which most people don’t know. Armed groups are fighting over the lucrative minerals that power cell phones and laptops, leaving a trail of human destruction. They spent most of their time in eastern Congo talking with survivors of this silent war to know what they experienced, and what messages they might have for those of us who have come to rely on cell phones and laptops that inadvertently connect us to Congo.

During the trip, Ryan made a video too “Raise Hope for Congo.” Unfortunately the Video is untraceable on line. Ry met with civil society organizations, human rights defenders, and survivors of the ongoing violent conflict. Through the collection of original video footage and pictures Ry intended to cast a spotlight on their stories of courage, survival, and hope

You can buy the book, on sale from December 4, on Amazon and on other online retailers. Here’s the link Link … Do the right thing and buy It!

THE UPSTANDER FUND
100 percent of the authors’ proceeds from the book will go to support Congolese Upstanders working for peace and human rights in Congo.

Go visit the official ‘Congo Stories’ website link here Site

From the Official Site:

From the author of the New York Times bestselling and award winning, John Prendergast, co-writes acompelling book with Fidel Bafilemba — with stunning photographs by Ryan Gosling — revealing the way in which the people and resources of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been used throughout thelast five centuries to build, develop, advance, and safeguard the United States and Europe.
The book highlights the devastating price Congo has paid for that support. However, the way the world deals with Congo is finally changing, and the book tells the remarkable stories of those in Congo and the United States leading that transformation.
The people of Congo are fighting back against a tidal wave of international exploitation and governmental oppression to make things better for their nation, their neighborhoods, and their families. They are risking their lives to resist and alter the deadly status quo. And now, finally, there are human rights movements led by young people in the United States and Europe building solidarity with Congolese change-makers in support ofdignity, justice, and equality for the Congolese people. As a result, the way the world deal with Congo is finally changing.
Fidel Bafilemba, Ryan Gosling, and John Prendergast traveled to Congo to document some of the stories notonly of the Congolese upstanders who are building a better future for their country but also of young Congolese people overcoming enormous odds just to go to school and help take care of their families.
The book features the life story of Dr. Denis Mukwege, winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize
and one of many of theCongo lese upstanders whose lives are profiled in the book.
Through Gosling’s photographs of Congolese daily life, Bafilemba’s profiles of heroic Congolese activists, and Prendergast’s narratives of the extraordinary history and evolving social movements that
directly link Congo with the United States and Europe, CONGO STORIES provides windows into the history, the people, the challenges, the possibilities, and the movements that could change the course of Congo’s destiny.

And Here’s a surprise:

Some shoots Ryan took during his trip published in the book (Congolese Children seen through Ryan’s eyes):

Ryan Gosling presented the Damien Chazelle HFA Award as Best Director & Mary Zophres Hamilton Behind the Camera Award as Best Costume Designer on Nov. 4 in L.A.

November the 4th has been a busy day/night for Our Ryan … He attended the ‘Hamilton Behind The Camera Awards’ Event
Mary Zophres, winner of the Hamilton Award for Costume Designer for ‘First Man’ waa honored by Ryan Gosling at the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards Event presented by Los Angeles Confidential Magazine on November 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Gallery link below)

This is a part of Ryan’s speech ‘“It has been an honor and a privilege to work with Mary, and it’s my great pleasure to present her with this much-deserved recognition. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Hamilton’s Costume Designer Award goes to Mary Zophers”.

He also attended the 22nd Annual Hollywood Film Awards Event
Ryan presented the Hollywood Director Award for ‘First Man’ to Damien Chazelle onstage during the 22nd Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
What a perfect host … no one else could honor Damien but Ry and of course Congrats Damien Quoting Emma ‘You are the Best no one can argue this!’

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GQ US Magazine November Issue Photoshoot BTS Video

GQ November 2018 Cover Story  BTS photoshoot video of Ryan Gosling and Damien Chazelle, the most fashionable friends around. Watch the pair catch up and clown around on the set of their GQ shoot.

Ryan Gosling attended the SAG-AFTRA First Man Q&A in L.A. on October 13, 2018

A Sag-Aftra First Man screening followed by Q&A was held on October 13 in L.A. at the Regency Village and Bruin theatre, Westwood with Scott Mantz as Host, Ryan, Damien and lots of members of the cast  Claire Foy, Lucas Haas, Patrick Fugit & Shea Whigam. Link to watch the video of the conversation here Link

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Le Parisien Week-End on First Man Movie

The French Mag ‘Le Parisien Week-End’ dedicades An Article to the movie First Man

Here’s the link to read the article Link
And here’s the cover issue.

Ryan Gosling guest at ‘The Ellen Degeneres Show’on October 12

Ryan Gosling guest again on the Ellen Show. During the interview Ryan Gosling said he loves Halloween so much that he never takes his decorations for the holiday down, even when his Christmas decorations are up!

Ellen asked what kind of decorations are currently up at his house and Ryan said, “Well, you got your tombstones, you got a lot of like, sneaky skulls. Pumpkins, your bats, your witches.” When asked what happens when his Christmas decorations come out, Ryan said, “I think they go well together. I don’t think they’re mutually exclusive.” Ryan also opened up about training to become a pilot and Ellen even gifted him with an astronaut outfit that he can wear to fancy events.

No it’s not a Mickey Mouse Club reunion but both Britney Spears & Ryan Gosling are on The Ellen Show as you can see from the behind the scenes show pictures below. The two stars were both Mouseketeers on The All New Mickey Mouse Club from 1993 through 1995 and neither of them could remember the last time they saw each other! “I remember when we first got to the show, they sort of had all the kids perform for one another. I remember it was Christina Aguilera and then Britney performed and I remember thinking, ‘Oh, okay, so they’re like freakishly talented.’ I was used to working with talented people, but that was another level,” Ryan said during the interview.

You can find all the HQ pictures of the show in my Gallery , link below and streaming link of the episode here.

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First Man Promo Atlanta/Dallas October 8, 9 and 10, 2018

First Man East Coast Promo Atlanta 

Ryan & Damien Chazelle joined a First Man advanced screening Q&A in Atlanta on Oct. 8 at the Regal Atlantic Station 18 Imax. Where everything started … Atlanta is the main filming location of the movie. Ryan is wearing the Adler Planetarium Chicago Sweater, a gift he received in Chicago during the movie Junkets.

The day after, on October 9, Ryan Gosling, Damien Chazelle, Rick & Mark Armstrong were Guests @GoodDayAtlanta on @Fox5atlanta to promote the movie First Man. The also had junkets at the Fern Banks Science Center in Atlanta.

You can find all the pics of the Atlanta Promo in my gallery, link below.

Here’s you can find the full video interview Video

From Atlanta the guys flew to Dallas and on October 9 Ryan Gosling, the Neil Armstrong sons Rick and Mark,Damien Chazelle, Bonnie Baer and the @allenrobotics students made a big surprise to the cinema crowd at the Cinemark West Plano and XD when they showed up for anothet First Man advanced screening  Q&A. More Pictures in the gallery.

On October 10 the First Man stars Ryan Gosling  as Neil Armstrong, Damien Chazelle & also Neil’s sons, Mark and Ricky joined the ‘Good Morning Texas’ studio in Dallas to promote the movie.

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First Man U.S. East Coast Promo Chicago October 7 and 8, 2018

First Man U.S. East Coast Promo

Ryan Gosling & Damien Chazelle attended on October 7 a First Man after screening Q&A at the ‘AMC East River Cinema in Chicago’ surprising all the crowd who didn’t expect them to show up.

On October 8 the Boys promoted the movie in 2 Chicago Daily TV News Programs ‘WGN Morning News’ and ‘Fox News 32’

The guys also joined @RoeConn & @RichardRoeper in the @allstate Sky Line Studio on October 8 on @wgnradio Podcast of the show on ITunes

Here’s the links to watch the interviews: WGN Morning News & Fox News 32

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Ryan Gosling attending the U.S. First Man Premiere in Washington DC on October 4

Ryan Gosling & the full cast & crew of the movie First Man attended the U.S. Movie Premiere in Washinton DC at National Air Space Museum on October 4.

All the videos from the event are in my YouTube channel – Playlist First Man U.S Premiere Washington’ link here.

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First Man Soundtrack

Full soundtrack album details revealed for Damien Chazelle’s ‘First Man’ starring Ryan Gosling & Claire Foy feat. music by ‘La La Land’ composer Justin Hurwitz. 

The album features the film’s original music composed by Academy Award winner Justin Hurwitz who previously scored Chazelle’s first three features, including La La Land and Whiplash. The soundtrack will be released digitally and physically on October 12 by Back Lot Music. Visit Amazon.com to order the OST.

You can buy the digital version of the OST on ITunes. Here’s the Link to listen my downloaded copy of the digital First Man album.

Mondo, in partnership with Back Lot Music, are proud to present the original motion picture soundtrack to Damien Chazelle’s film FIRST MAN on Vinyl feauturing stunning artwork by Marc Aspinall and pressed on 180 Gram Lunar Surface Grey Vinyl (also available on 180 Gram Black). The item is now up for Pre-Order by Mondo Music Here 

Expcted to ship in December of 2018

Visit the official movie website for more information. 

Track List: 

1. X-15 (1:22)

2. Good Engineer (1:06)

3. Karen (0:45)

4. Armstrong Cabin (1:15)

5. Another Egghead (1:05)

6. It’ll Be an Adventure (0:41)

7. Houston (2:16)

8. Multi-Axis Trainer (2:54)

9. Baby Mark (0:47)

10. Lunar Rhapsody (feat. Les Baxter) – Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman (3:04)

11. First to Dock (1:27)

12. Elliot (0:28)

13. Sextant (1:45)

14. Squawk Box (1:54)

15. Searching For the Aegena (1:51)

16. Docking Waltz (3:22)

17. Spin (1:15)

18. Naha Rescue 1 (1:05)

19. Pat and Janet (1:34)

20. The Armstrongs (2:25)

21. I Oughta Be Getting Home / Plugs Out (1:10)

22. News Report (0:42)

23. Dad’s Fine (1:03)

24. Whitey on the Moon – Leon Bridges (1:48)

25. Neil Packs (1:25)

26. Contingency Statement (1:56)

27. Apollo 11 Launch (5:50)

28. Translunar (1:01)

29. Moon (1:07

30. Tunnel (0:52)

31. The Landing (5:31)

32. Moon Walk (1:29)

33. Home (1:51)

34. Crater (2:00)

35. Quarantine (2:15)

36. End Credits (4:19)

37. Sep Ballet (Bonus Track) (1:17) 

Here’s a taste of 2 songs included in the Album ‘The Landing’ & ‘Quarantine’

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