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Thursday, December 04, 2014

"Citizen Koch" Documentary Makes Semi-Finals For Oscar Nominee List

Rock County Progressives will present a screening of the documentary, "Citizen Koch" next week at Basics Co-Op community room in Janesville. Great timing, but they may have to keep a close eye on expected attendance for this event after getting this news.

CapTimes Excerpt:
“Citizen Koch,” the 2013 documentary about how corporate political spending influenced Wisconsin politics in the Walker era, is on the shortlist to be nominated for an Academy Award.

The film, by Carl Deal and Tia Lessin, is one of 15 finalists out of 134 films that could be nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary. The five nominees will be announced in January.

“Citizen Koch,” by filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin, looks at the fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which allowed unlimited contributions to third-party political groups like Americans for Prosperity.
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