It has been so nice outside lately that I have not wanted to sit inside, in front of the computer, and write a detailed piece. However, I wanted to quickly post about an upcoming film that will playing at the Michigan Theater from June 11-19 called CITIZEN KOCH.
I have referred to the Koch brothers a few times in my posts in relation to how outside money can influence small local politics. Now there is a documentary coming to the Michigan Theater about the Koch brothers and their money and influence in politics.
I am not sure if it’s any good, but it looks interesting. I am going to go. If you find time you should too.
Playing June 11-12, 14 & 16-19 at the Michigan Theater
“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.
In this searing exposé on the state of democracy in America and the fracturing of the Republican Party, Academy Award®-nominated directors Carl Deal and Tia Lessin (Trouble the Water; co-producers of Fahrenheit 9/11 & Bowling for Columbine) 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 KOCH is an essential and powerful portrait of our political times.
Documentary. 100 minutes. Not rated.