Thu, 06/12/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
A story about money, politics, and democracy. ď»ż
"America -- they're coming for you next." Thatâ€™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.
Join WXXI at the Little Theatre Thursday, June 12 at 6:30p.m. for Citizen Koch, a searing exposĂ© on the state of democracy in America and the fracturing of the Republican Party. Academy AwardÂ®-nominated directors Carl Deal and Tia Lessin follow the money behind the rise of the Tea Party. Citizen Koch investigates the impact of unlimited, anonymous spending by corporations and billionaires on the electoral process, featuring stories of life-long Republicans whose loyalty is tested when their families become collateral damage in the GOP fight to take organized labor out at the knees. Alternately terrifying and funny, Citizen Kochď»ż is an essential and powerful portrait of our political times.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with Lynda Powell, author and a professor of political science at the University of Rochester and an expert in campaign finance,ď»ż and David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times and author specializing in economics and tax issues.
. WXXI's Evan Dawson to moderate.
This event is free and open to the public. Seats are first come, first served.
If you can't catch this free screening, it will continue to play at The Little on these dates:
Saturday June 14th 1pm matinee (regular prices)
Sunday June 15th 6:30pm (regular prices)
Monday June 16th 6:30pm ($5 Monday)
Thursday June 19th 6:30pm (regular prices)
Check out the trailer: