Social Justice Film Series: Pay 2 Play

Pay2Play_Poster_1.pngCiting the Citizens United case, the Hobby Lobby case, the Koch brothers, Occupy Wall Street, "stand your ground" and other trending topics of recent civil discourse, the documentary "Pay 2 Play" lays out a compelling case against corporate personhood and money as free speech.

Filmmaker John Wellington Ennis uses as a case study Ohio's 2005 "Coingate," with Tom Noe making financial contributions to Republican candidates and receiving high-ranking government posts and $50 million in state funds for his high-risk rare-coins investment fund.

The film also launches into Charles and David Koch's financial contributions to 1,053 winning candidates in the 2010 elections and the billionaire brothers' bankrolling of the American Legislative Exchange Council, the think tank that has masterminded thousands of pieces of legislation, among them anti-collective bargaining laws, voter ID laws and stand-your-ground laws.

For an advocacy agitprop, the film has researched, sourced and interviewed exhaustively. The equal-opportunity Ennis expresses his distaste for both Democratic and Republican parties: Noam Chomsky here dubs them two factions of the Business Party.

WHEN
August 16, 2015 at 3pm - 6pm
WHERE
The Little Theatre
240 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14604
United States
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24 RSVPS
Courtney Klee Suzanne Fava Richard Yaniak Mandella Oculien Andrea Coron Richardson Richard Poydock Keri Frazer Renaldo Andre Peter Schafer Paola Betchart Alysha Alani Garfield Gartrelle Madalina Ciocanu Robert Hoggard Maria Guzenko Kiara McDade Hia Ghosh Michael Argaman Jessica Fleming Maria Scipione Colin O'Malley Jennifer Wheeler-Ballestas Eyekea Eyekea Eyekea Sarita Kennedy Arden

Who's RSVPing

Courtney Klee
Suzanne Fava
Richard Yaniak
Mandella Oculien
Andrea Coron Richardson
Richard Poydock
Keri Frazer
Renaldo Andre
Peter Schafer
Paola Betchart
Alysha Alani
Garfield Gartrelle
Madalina Ciocanu
Robert Hoggard
Maria Guzenko
Kiara McDade
Hia Ghosh
Michael Argaman
Jessica Fleming
Maria Scipione
Colin O'Malley
Jennifer Wheeler-Ballestas
Eyekea Eyekea Eyekea
Sarita Kennedy Arden

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