Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election

A special double-bill for Independence Day 2004 Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election Dirs Richard Ray Perez & Joan Sekler US 2002. Made at L.A. IndyMedia, this angry and impassioned documentary plows through the murk surrounding the 2000 presidential election revealing, amongst other things, that in Florida the Democrats aided and abetted in the theft of the Presidency. Exploring racism, disenfranchisement, cronyism and media collusion, and of course, those famous chads, the exhaustively researched film is both infuriating and illuminating. + Bob Roberts 15 Dir Tim Robbins US 1992 Robbins, Giancarlo Esposito, Alan Rickman, Gore Vidal Robbins’ debut as writer/director finds him starring as a corrupt senatorial candidate whose background as a folk-singer has taught him how to reach out to the folks – manufacturing his image and manipulating the electoral audience into buying his reactionary manifesto. This satirical mock doc retains its relevance. Note: UNPRECEDENTED plays first

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