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Acorn And The Firestorm

Tuesday, May 2
9:30pm

Location: Bellevue Cinema 1

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Thursday, May 4
6:30pm

Location: Clairidge Cinema 2

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Winner, NJ Films Special Jury Prize / American Truth Seeker Award

If you were impoverished, politically voiceless, and believed you didn’t matter, ACORN hoped to change your mind. For 40 years, the controversial community-organizing group sought to empower marginalized communities. Its critics, though, believed ACORN exemplified everything wrong with liberal ideals, by promoting government waste and ineffective activism. These competing perceptions exploded on the national stage in 2008, just as Barack Obama became president. Fueled by a YouTube video made by undercover journalists, ACORN’s very existence would be challenged.

In Person:  Directors Reuben Atlas & Sam Pollard (5/4 Only)