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From the Fourth of July to the halls of Congress, a cross-country road trip in search of a solution.

PRICELE$$, a new documentary, is a filmmaker’s personal journey across America to answer a burning question: why are some of our government’s most basic policies, like food and energy, so out-of-date . . . and can anything be done about it? Sharing the suspicion of fellow-citizens, including a class of young civics students, that campaign money is involved, the filmmakers set out on a spellbinding — and at times hilarious — ride from rural America to the halls of Congress to find out more, because democracy is a precious resource. In fact, it’s PRICELE$$. LEARN MORE.

 

The Latest

9/18/12

PRICELE$$ begins airing on Free Speech TV nest week, starting on 9/25. Visit this link and enter your timezone to see when you can catch our documentary!

9/14/12

A good article on the way large fossil fuel companies use their money to participate in politics.

9/7/12

With the conventions in full swing, there’s been lots of talk about campaign finance reform these past few days:

8/29/12

There may be hope on the horizon. In a recent Reddit chat President Obama proposes a constitutional amendment to overrule Citizens United: Story here.

8/7/12

On Saturday, August 25 at 1:00 PM WNET will air PRICELESS, a smart and refreshingly fun documentary about the need and push for a new way to elect our lawmakers without the need for them to cozy up to Wall Street and SuperPacs.  On Sunday August 26, WHYY Philadelphia will broadcast at 2:30 PM.  The non-partisan film, which won the coveted Grand Jury Prize at the Washington DC Independent Film Festival and standing ovations at Capitol Hill screenings, is especially relevant to New York because Governor Cuomo said he’ll push for optional public financing of state campaigns…and his father Mario even gave the film a thumbs-up.

7/13/12

Didn’t get a chance to catch PRICELE$$ yet? Want to show it to friends and family? Never fear, the film begins re-airing on national public television starting tomorrow. And will repeat on some stations right up until the looming election! To see if we’ve added an airdate near you yet, check our listings. We’ll be updating them regularly, so check back often!

5/29/12

Attention Phoenix! Arizona Advocacy Network will be hosting a screening of PRICELE$$ at the Harkins Tempe Marketplace on June 7th. Director, Steve Cowan, will be in attendance for a Q&A afterwards. Reception with food and beverages will begin a 5:15pm with the movie starting at 6:00pm. Come and see us on the big screen!

5/23/12

Here’s a good article detailing the influence Citizens United is having on our current election: “How Citizens United is Affecting Campaigns”

And this is a fun look at current efforts to repeal the Citizens United decision. What path will you take? “Want to Ditch Citizens United? A DIY Guide”

4/12/12

Citizen Action NY (a group looking to introduce publicly funded elections in New York) will be hosting a screening of PRICELE$$ in Albany, NY at the Spectrum 8 Theaters on May 2nd, 7:00pm. And director, Steve Cowan, will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A as well!

 

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