ACORN and the Firestorm
DIRECTOR: REUBEN ATLAS & SAMUEL D. POLLARD
Filmmakers Reuben Atlas and Samuel Pollard in person on Friday, April 6th at the 7pm screening.
What do a fake pimp and prostitute have to do with ACORN, America’s largest anti-poverty organization? A power player in the 2008 election of president Barack Obama, community organizing group ACORN was targeted by conservatives, who accused them of committing voter fraud. ACORN critics found allies in amateur journalists James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles whose undercover hidden camera investigations smeared ACORN, and helped launch a new entity called Breitbart Media. ACORN and the Firestorm is a thrilling recount of recent political history by Reuben Atlas (Brothers Hypnotic) and Sam Pollard (Two Trains Runnin’), a film that fills in a missing puzzle piece in the big picture of how the hell we got where we are now.
A First Run Films release