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Documentary 'American Blackout' Screens at the Landmark Opera Plaza

Friday, September 15, 2006
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Landmark Opera Plaza Cinemas 601 Van Ness Ave San Francisco, CA Buy Your Tickets on moviefone

Recently featured in the New York Times, American Blackout is a multi-year effort that chronicles the recurring patterns of minority disenfranchisement witnessed in the 2000 and 2004 elections. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and hailed as "powerful" and "engrossing," director Ian Inaba's searing documentary feature American Blackout will open September 15 for engagements in San Francisco at the Landmark Opera Plaza Cinemas and in Larkspur at The Lark Theater. American Blackout gains unprecedented access to one of the most controversial and dangerous politicians in America and examines the contemporary tactics used to control our democratic process and silence political dissent. The Hollywood Reporter says, "One of the beauties of American Blackout is that even if viewers don't share her politics, what was done to McKinney in an effort to unseat her, is so mean spirited and unfair, it would be difficult not to be moved by her against-all-odds return to Congress." Ironic, as it has just happened again. This film is a perfect hook for a feature taking a look at these formidable voting issues as we approach the 2006 midterm elections in November and with the recent debate in Congress over the renewal of the Voting Rights Act. It serves as an alarming wake-up call for minority voters that forces are actively conspiring to co-opt and even steal their votes. The film features interviews with: US Congressional Representatives, John Lewis, Cynthia McKinney, John Conyers, Bernie Sanders, and Stephanie Tubbs-Jones; former US Civil Rights Commissioner & Dean of UC Berkeley's School of Law, Christopher Edley; BBC journalist Greg Palast; and, Van Jones, Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center. American Blackout is directed by GNN's Ian Inaba, the creator of the controversial pre-election music video for Eminem's "Mosh" and features music from: DJ Shadow, Soulsavers and Thievery Corporation, among others.
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