NY Times Praises “Electoral Dysfunction”

“‘Electoral Dysfunction’ lives up to its title,” declares The New York Times.

NYT film critic David DeWitt offers this assessment:

For a film that takes on a serious concern of United States democracy — voting and the effective, if not always overt, encouragement and discouragement of that act as practiced across the nation — “Electoral Dysfunction” pulls off an admirable trick: It’s pleasant. It treats Democrats and Republicans respectfully, and its humor, with the comic Mo Rocca as guide, is closer to Garrison Keillor than to Michael Moore.

This lighthearted, colorful, nonpartisan documentary spends most of its time in the Indiana of 2008, following get-out-the-vote efforts there by both major parties. These scenes are the film’s most appealing, with person-to-person, neighbor-to-neighbor examples of principled grass-roots campaigning.

“Electoral Dysfunction” lives up to its title, exploring problems of nationwide accessibility and fairness — voter ID gets a workout — as well as the dated oddities of the Electoral College….

Read the full review here: http://movies.nytimes.com/2012/09/21/movies/electoral-dysfunction-with-mo-rocca.html?ref=movies

Official Selection

Official Selection, Montreal World Film Festival

PBS Broadcast Premiere

ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION  will be broadcast on PBS stations across the country in late October. Check local listings, or check back at this site for details on local broadcast times.

LA Theatrical Premiere

Friday, September 28 through Thursday, October 4

Laemmle NoHo 7 – 5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, 91601 – 310-478-3836

Filmmaker David Deschamps will participate in Q&A’s at the NoHo 7 after the 9:40 screenings on 9/28, 9/29, 9/30 and 10/1 and after the 1:40 screenings on Saturday 9/29 and Sunday 9/30.

For tickets and more information, click here.

Voter ID Wars NY Times Op-Doc

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