Movie Premiere: "THE CORPORATE COUP D’ÉTAT."
Don’t miss the Southern California premiere of the documentary "THE CORPORATE COUP D’ÉTAT." Hollywood Reporter calls it: "A horror film of the most realistic kind."
The movie examines how we "arrived at Trump." It travels to the "sacrifice zones" of Camden NJ and Youngstown OH to reveal how corporations have hijacked US democracy. Featured analysts include Chris Hedges, Cornel West, and Sarah Jaffe.
Join me and friends from Progressive Democrats of America for a special screening: 7pm, this Thursday (Oct 10) at the Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City 90230. (Small donation requested; no one turned away.)
I’ll lead a Q&A after the movie. You may know me as the co-founder of RootsAction (and founder of the media watch group FAIR). But I also work on documentaries -- and I co-produced "The Corporate Coup d’État." Watch trailer here.
Our film depicts Trump as a horrific symptom of the disease called "corporatism." It features The Intercept’s Lee Fang confronting officials and lobbyists on Capitol Hill -- and interviews with former union workers in Ohio who’d voted for Obama twice and Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary ... and then flipped to Trump.
Hope to see you in L.A. Bring friends.
-- Jeff Cohen, for the RootsAction.org Team
From The Hollywood Reporter review:
"Among the more powerful segments are an interview with a homeless woman who's pitched a tent near a scrapyard and shares what little she has with others in her predicament, and a worker wandering through a foreclosed house still filled with the possessions of its former occupants, including its owner who left a suicide note and hung himself in the garage. It's those human faces of income inequality that give ‘The Corporate Coup d’État’ its greatest emotional heft."
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