NYC PREMIERE The Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling lifted a century-long ban on corporate election spending. Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin (Trouble the Water) track its effects by following the standoff between Wisconsin state employees and Republican Governor Scott Walker, who was bankrolled by billionaire industrialists David and Charles Koch. The New Yorker reported on the film’s struggle to raise funding in the climate of public television where David Koch was a major supporter. Now the finished film finally comes to light.
Co-presented with People For the American Way