Oscar nom Tia Lessin Talks CITIZEN KOCH
June 17, 2014 by Mike McNamara
"America -- they're coming for you next."
That’s the warning from a Wisconsin state employee after her union rights were destroyed by a Republican governor funded by corporate and billionaire donors whose ultimate goal is to break the unions nationwide -- and cripple the labor-backed Democratic party. Playing at the Siskel Film Center thru this Thursday, June 19th, CITIZEN KOCH explores what the Wisconsin playbook and the U.S. Supreme Court decision that unleashed a new era of unbridled special-interest spending mean for us all. And it poses a crucial question: Who owns democracy in America?
From Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, the Oscar-nominated filmmakers who made TROUBLE THE WATER, winner of the 2008 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for best documentary, comes CITIZEN KOCH, a story about money, citizenship, and democracy. SCREEN's Mike McNamara met up with Tia out at Sundance for a closer look at CITIZEN KOCH, playing thru June 19th at the Siskel Film Center.
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