Out of Competition

CALL IT DEMOCRACY




Matt Kohn

Country of production:
USA
Year: 2004
Language: English
Mins: 84

Production company: The Grace Court Picture Company and Tractor-Beam
Producers: Matt Kohn, Udy Epstein, Brian McNelis, Eddy Gilbert Herch, Dan Efram, Joan Linder
Cinematography:
Matt Kohn, Matt Boyd, Laurel Greenberg, Valery Lyman, Yervant Der Partough, Sylvia Stoyanova
Editing: Chris Boscardin, Matt Kohn
Music: Eric Carlson

Source: Seventh Art Releasing
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Los Angeles, CA 90046
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Was the U.S. presidential election of 2000 legal, fair and true? How did the “average” American perceive the events surrounding the process and the outcome? And what did the powers-that be do to confirm the results and thereby maintain our democracy? This insightful documentary fearlessly delves into the questions and controversy surrounding the election while providing a historical overview of voting history in the U.S. The merits and disadvantages of the Electoral College versus the popular vote are examined, as well as the advantages and perils of electronic versus traditional voting methods. Combining man-on-the-street interviews along with the viewpoints of Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., Judge Richard Posner, Greg Palast, Alan Dershowitz, Vincent Bugliosi and former Indiana Senator Birch Bayh, director Matt Kohn reveals a still unsettled situation regarding voting in present day America. This documentary empowers the viewer with knowledge, but it also challenges us by asking, “Is this the best we can do?”

 

Matt Kohn graduated from Brandies University with a degree in Politics, Feminism and Film Theory. At Brandeis, he was the Student Government President. "Lake Success", published by Soft Skull Press in 1996 is Kohn's highly regarded book of poetry. He has produced, edited and directed short and full-length films, music videos, industrials and documentaries for the past fifteen years.

FILMOGRAPHY

CALL IT DEMOCRACY (2005)
Rosa X-Rays Joe ( 2001)
Sea Level Inferno (1999)
On Demand: Soldiers for Peace (1994)

SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2005 AT 5.00 PM. / GALLERY THEATRE
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 AT 4.00 PM. / CHOPIN THEATRE





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