Movie screening followed by Q&A with the filmmaker
Thursday, July 12, 2018 (Evening)
TIME: 6:30pm Bar opens, 7:00pm Film starts, followed by Q&A
TYPE: Movie Night
In her widely acclaimed film, THE BRAINWASHING OF MY DAD, Jen Senko explores the rise of the right-wing media in the United States through the lens of her World War II veteran father, who transforms from a life-long, non-political Kennedy Democrat to an angry, far right fanatic after his discovery of talk radio during a new hours-long commute to work. In Senko’s attempt to understand how her father’s transformation takes hold, she discovers that this phenomenon is happening in other families across the US. She comes to a startling realization about the relentless, calculated, and intentional agenda of this right-wing media that has dominated the public airwaves over the last 30 to 40 years and, by fiat, American political discourse and family relationships.
Senko argues if it were not for right-wing media, we would not have President Trump today. She further argues that Trump and his supporters are manifestations of the successfully orchestrated right-wing media machine and the ideology behind it.
Jen Senko is an award-winning documentary filmmaker based in New York City. Her documentaries focus on socio-political themes with the intent of inspiring discussion and fomenting change. Her previous documentary, The Vanishing City, exposes gentrification’s dire consequences in New York City, which are typical of cities around the world.
PRICE: $20 Members/ $25 Non-Members (Includes hors d’oeuvres); $10 Movie only. Cash Bar.