The Documentary That Was Too Controversial For PBS...
'Citizen Koch' (2013) (Trailer below)
One-Night Only Showing
"“America — they’re coming for you next.” That’s the warning from a Wisconsin state employee after her union rights were destroyed by a Republican governor funded by corporate and billionaire donors whose ultimate goal is to break the unions nationwide — and cripple the labor-backed Democratic party.
Citizen Koch explores what the Wisconsin playbook and the U.S. Supreme Court decision that unleashed a new era of unbridled special-interest spending mean for us all. And it poses a crucial question: Who owns democracy in America?"
"Citizen Koch," a highly regarded documentary about the billionaire Koch brothers and the growing influence of money in politics after the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, suffered a major setback in 2013 when PBS pulled the film and the $150,000 in funding that had been promised.
Scrambling to find a way to distribute their film, Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin turned to Kickstarter in a highly successful move that surpassed the funds they had previously expected to receive from public television.
Through that grass-roots funding, from thousands of small donors, the producers were able to pay for the final sound mix, the film’s score and graphics, color correction, creating mastered elements for distribution, licensing archival footage and music rights and other post-production and distribution costs...and are now able to bring the film to the public."
Creator of this Event: Robb
When and Where: Un-Hosted Event
Tickets: $10.50 - I suggest you buy tickets ahead of time as Digital Gym Cinema only has 48 seats and this showing could possibly sell out.
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