Directors: David Deschamps, Leslie D. Farrell and Bennett Singer (2012)
Starring Mo Rocca
87 minutes | Documentary | Not Rated
REACT to FILM and Southampton Arts Center are pleased to partner for a special screening and Q&A of ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION. Described as “fascinating, fun, frightening [and] enlightening” by WBEZ Radio/NPR and as a film “that lives up to its title” by The New York Times, ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION is the first documentary project to take an irreverent—but nonpartisan—look at voting in America. In the same way that An Inconvenient Truth revealed the need for immediate action on global warming—and as Bowling for Columbine exposed the roots of America’s gun culture—the film will help spark a national dialogue on the steps ordinary citizens can take to ensure that every vote counts. As former Secretary of State James A. Baker III and former President Jimmy Carter noted in a bipartisan report on election reform, “Americans are losing confidence in the fairness of elections … We believe the time for acting to improve our electoral system is now.”
Following a national broadcast on PBS and more than 500 campus and community screenings, ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION has won numerous awards, including the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award, the ABA’s highest honor for media projects that foster public understanding of the law. The film is hosted by the Emmy- and Peabody-winning political humorist Mo Rocca, who takes a road trip to learn how voting works — and doesn’t work — in America.
A Q&A with the filmmakers will take place following the screening.
This film will be screened indoors. Seating is limited, advance reservations recommended.
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July 4 Hours: 10 AM-2 PM The International Center of Photography and Southampton Arts Center are thrilled to co-present the National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition this summer, featuring the compelling and visually stunning work of National Geographic photographer and Fellow Joel Sartore. The exhibition will highlight Sartore’s images from his work in more than 250 zoos, aquariums and animal rescue centers around the world. This exhibition is made possible by the Harbers Family Foundation and Renee Harbers and Chris Liddell and is organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society.
RENTAL EVENT Leningrad, 1970. A group of young Soviet Jews who were denied exit visas, plots to “hijack” an empty plane and escape the USSR. It started as a fantasy, Operation Wedding, as outrageous as it was simple: Under the disguise of a trip to a local family wedding, the group members would buy every ticket on a small 12-seater plane, so there would be no passengers but them, no innocents in harm’s way. The group’s pilot would take over the controls and fly the 16 runaways into the sky, over the Soviet border, on to Sweden, bound for Israel.