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ACORN and the Firestorm

ACORN and the Firestorm

ACORN and the Firestorm

2017 / 84min / DCP

DIRECTOR: REUBEN ATLAS & SAMUEL D. POLLARD

Filmmakers Reuben Atlas, Sam Pollard and New York's 10th Congressional District Representative Jerrold Nadler in person on Monday, April 9th at the 6:30pm screening.

Executive Director of New York Communities for Change Jonathan Westin and former CEO of ACORN Bertha Lewis in person on Thursday, April 12th at the 7:15pm screening.

What do a fake pimp and prostitute have to do with ACORN, America’s largest anti-poverty organization? A power player in the 2008 election of president Barack Obama, community organizing group ACORN was targeted by conservatives, who accused them of committing voter fraud. ACORN critics found allies in amateur journalists James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles whose undercover hidden camera investigations smeared ACORN, and helped launch a new entity called Breitbart Media. ACORN and the Firestorm is a thrilling recount of recent political history by Reuben Atlas (Brothers Hypnotic) and Sam Pollard (Two Trains Runnin’), a film that fills in a missing puzzle piece in the big picture of how the hell we got where we are now.

A First Run Films release