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Film Screening: Orwell Rolls in His Grave w/reps from Common Cause, Public Access + more

Friday, December 08, 2006
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Shiny Object
Location Details:
Fools Foundation - 1025 19th St, Sacramento, CA - off K St between 19th & 20th next to the back end of Old Spaghetti Factory

Shiny Object and Fools Foundation present a special screening of "Orwell Rolls in His Grave" on Friday Dec. 8 at Fools Foundation.

The consummate critical examination of the Fourth Estate, once the bastion of American democracy. Asking whether America has entered an Orwellian world of doublespeak where outright lies can pass for the truth, Robert Pappas explores what the media doesn't like to talk about: itself.

Meticulously tracing the process by which media has distorted and often dismissed actual news events, Pappas presents a riveting and eloquent mix of media professionals and leading intellectual voices on the media.

Among the cast of characters in "Orwell Rolls in His Grave" are Charles Lewis, director of the Center for Public Integrity; Robert McChesney , Professor, University of Illinois; Greg Palast, Investigative Journalist; Peter Mitchelmore, Former Editor of the New York Post; Jeff Cohen, Founder of FAIR; Vincent Bugliosi, former L.A. prosecutor and legal scholar; Mark Crispin Miller; Author, Professor, New York University; film director and author Michael Moore; Rep. Bernie Sanders; Danny Schecter; author and former producer for ABC and CNN.

On this night, we plan to have out representatives from Public Access and Common Cause. We are working on confirmations for indymedia and Free Speech TV and possibly some others for a brief presentation involving local alternative media options and media reform, as well as to be available to speak with folks! You definitely want to come out for this!

"A marvel of passionate succinctness... if its biting analysis proves true, film is unlikely to ever be presented to the general public. The conviction and punch of the interviewees' commentary never becomes tedious." - Variety

"Enlightening, at times disturbing, and always provocative" - L.A. Times

"Vivid and distressing... a deeply fascinating must-see for anyone interested in the slow morphing of news into mind-numbingly faux-informative entertainment." - Entertainment Today

"The most chilling of all new-wave political documentaries" - Seattle Post Intelligencer

"The pattern that's documented in "Orwell Rolls In His Grave" should upset anyone who relies on TV, radio and newspapers for their news and information. " - San Francisco Chronicle
Added to the calendar on Mon, Nov 13, 2006 5:40PM
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