"American Blackout "opens in NYC!

>Indeed, this has been an interesting development in
>NJ. You might find the Star-Ledger story actually a
>bit stronger than the Times’:
>Be well,

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Have you heard about AMERICAN BLACKOUT? I want to make sure that you do because it’s premiering in NYC this Friday, Sept 22nd, and we need to support this important film!

** Friday Evening Screenings 7:10 and 9:20 pm will feature a Q&A with Director Ian Inaba and Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney***
You can watch the trailer at:
AMERICAN BLACKOUT is a documentary film about the power of the black vote and the tactics that are used to suppress African-Americans voters. Winner of numerous film festival awards including the Special Jury Prize at this years Sundance Film Festival and Best Documentary at the Urbanworld Vibe Film Festival, this “engrossing” and “powerful” film sheds new light on what happened during the Presidential elections in Florida (2000) and Ohio (2004). The film also goes in depth with Cynthia McKinney during her campaigns for reelection in 2002 and 2004. Whatever you think you know about McKinney, this film will open your eyes and stir your heart!
BE FOREWARNED: This film will fill you with OUTRAGE and frustration. But it will also afford you tears and LAUGHTER and bring about HOPE and energy for what is possible in the future. With everything that has transpired sine the 2000 election, we need people to see this film, to understand what is happening so that we can figure out how to address these problems with unity and strength.
If you cant make it to the theater, you can still show your support! Here are some suggestions:
* Sign-up for the AMBL Newsletter at
* Pre-Order a DVD at
* Host or attend a house party or community screening and show the DVD to your friends and family
* Tell 10 people about the film. Encourage them to see it, write about it, blog about it, talk about it, and request it at their local theaters, cable networks, video stores and Netflix, etc
* Forward this email to 10 people.
If you feel like I do after watching the film, tell all of your folks. We need to keep the word moving on this!
PS – I’ve heard that many groups are using the film as a new way to support their GOTV efforts this Fall. You can find out more about this on the film’s website.
(Check your local listings for show times.)
:: SEPT 22-28 – NEW YORK, NY, Quad Cinemas
:: SEPT 22-28 – MARIN / LARKSPUR, CA, The Lark Theater
:: OCT 5 – PARK CITY, UT Sundance Program at the Park City Library
:: OCT 18 – CHICAGO, IL Chicago International Film Festival
:: OCT 20 -26 – HARTFORD, CT, Real Art Ways
:: NOV 7 – BELLINGHAM, WA, Pickford Cinema

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