“Just yell BULLSHIT and let it ring through the land… We may make it... Because anyone with any sense knows what bullshit is.”
-Former Senator Alan Simpson – PATRIOCRACY
Dysfunction in American politics is at an all-time high. And as the U.S. enters the 2012 election season, political polarization will reach historic levels, creating the most expensive and ugliest election season in American history. The cause, extreme right and extreme left forces are ripping apart the middle ground in America… holding American democracy hostage. Today, money, power and ideology govern America, not its people. And we as Americans have no real chance of moving beyond the problems we face (national debt, balanced budgets, renewable energy, immigration) unless we can move beyond hyper-partisan zealots and yelling heads.
Patriocracy drills down and exposes the true causes of polarization and hyper-partisanship that paralyze America from solving its own problems. From the news media, to anonymous special interest money, to stubborn ideology, the film offers an objective and succinct look at the causes of polarization in America.
Featuring a list of top Washington lawmakers, journalists, pundits and academia including: Former Senator Alan Simpson, Bob Schieffer (CBS), Ken Rudin (NPR), Eleanor Clift (Newsweek/The McLaughlin Group), Pat Buchanan, Sen. Kent Conrad, Sen. Mark Warner, Sen. Mike Crapo, Rep. Rob Andrews, Rep. Jim Cooper, Rep. William Cassidy, Former Rep. Mickey Edwards, Former Rep. Bob Inglis, Former Rep. Bart Stupak… and many more.
WHY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT:
Patriocracy is complete and ready to screen! Unlike many film projects, the risk of completing the film is gone. The filmmakers funded the entire project themselves. It premiered at the Denver International Film Festival, sold out both screenings, and got a ton of great reviews. (See: http://patriocracymovie.com/news/). It’s clear that American audiences are ready for this film. But as the VP of Acquisitions of Magnolia Pictures said in a meeting, “Patriocracy is a well-done and important film… and it breaks my heart that Magnolia won’t be distributing it. Watching your movie is like getting Americans to eat their vegetables.” We think Magnolia has underestimated the American audience, and so we are planning to release the film ourselves. But bringing the film to a wide American audience is expensive. So, we’d like to release the film in 4-5 major markets (NYC, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington DC). By doing this, we believe we will ‘create the market' for the film, priming it for a national broadcast in fall 2012… just in time for the elections.
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Thank you for your support! Patriocracy could really make a difference in turning America around.. with your help!
"A biting look at D.C. in 'Patriocracy'"
"Patriocracy, an objective and succinct examination of the political divide this country faces and some of the guilty parties behind it."
-Huffington Post 11/1/11
"Much like the documentary The Inside Job, I highly recommend everyone watch Patriocracy."
-The Examiner 11/10/11
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