“Citizen Koch”

For information on theaters and locations, visit the Pittsburgh Filmmakers website.

In 2010, a Supreme Court decision lifted a century-long ban on restricted corporate election spending, unleashing a new era of unbridled special interest campaign finance. This film offers a fascinating look at the growing struggle between money and democracy.

One example: A Louisiana governor watched his Republican presidential campaign fizzle after he refused donations of more than a 100 dollars. He was outspent and drowned out by Super PAC - funded opponents. Combining intimate scenes with a bigger picture exposé, “Citizen Koch” penetrates a core issue of our time – who really holds the power in America? (Carl Deal, Tia Lessin; USA; 2013; 100 min)

*PublicSource editor Sharon Walsh and reporter Eric Holmberg will introduce the film "Citizen Koch" on Sunday, July 13 at 3:00 pm and Thursday, July 17, at 7:30 pm.