Sunday, July 27
Tickets: $10 at the door
As part of the Western Slope Conservation Center’s Summer 2014 Documentary Series
Last year, public television officials pulled $150,000 in funds they had committed to the documentary and cancelled plans for the film’s broadcast premiere, as reported by Jane Mayer in The New Yorker, in fear of losing the financial backing of major PBS donor David Koch, the ultra-conservative billionaire industrialist and WGBH and WNET trustee. In this stunning turn of events, CITIZEN KOCH was effectively censored from the public airwaves. After completing one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns of all time to make up for the lost production funds, CITIZEN KOCH is now set to hit theaters nationwide.
If there’s one political thriller you see this year, make it CITIZEN KOCH. A searing exposé on the state of American democracy and the fracturing of the Republican Party, CITIZEN KOCH investigates the money behind the Tea Party and traces the impact of unlimited election spending by corporations and billionaires. Alternately terrifying and funny, CITIZEN KOCH is an essential and powerful portrait of our political times.
Unrated, 1 hr. 50 min.
Documentary, Special Interest