ACCLAIMED POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES ‘HOW DEMOCRACY WORKS NOW’: WASHINGTON D.C. SCREENINGSPublished: May 3, 2010 7:00 am
All screenings at 7:00 and 9:00 pm
Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 7:00 and 9:00 pm
The Game is On
August 2001, and everything seems possible. President Bush aligns with Senators Kennedy and Brownback as they set out to fix America’s immigration system. After 9/11, momentum stalls as anti-immigrant sentiment grows, playing out on the local level in a fierce City Council election in Mason City, Iowa.
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Thursday, May 13, 2010 7:00 and 9:00 pm
Mountains and Clouds
As Senators Kennedy, Brownback, Feinstein, and Kyl join forces on a new Border Security Bill, Congressman Tom Tancredo calls one provision 'amnesty' and post-9/11 anti-immigration grassroots organizations come out in force. Senator Robert Byrd has a star turn, and Brownback begins to have doubts.
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Thursday, May 20, 2010 7:00 and 9:00 pm
Sam in the Snow
The intrigue around the creation of Homeland Security serves as the backdrop for a story about the personal cost of giving up the fight. Why does a powerful champion, Senator Sam Brownback, move away from an issue he has backed so publicly?
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Thursday, May 27, 2010 7:00 and 9:00 pm
The Kids Across the Hill
AZ Republican Congressmen Jim Kolbe and Jeff Flake, with their 20-something staffers Margaret and Becky, write their own radical immigration bill and derail the well-laid plans of the immigration advocates -- and Senate Democrats.
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Friday, May 28, 2010 7:00 and 9:00 pm
Marking Up the Dream
The Dream Act hopes to give kids who were brought to this country illegally, but completed high-school, a chance at in-state tuition and citizenship. Getting the bill through a Senate markup and on to the floor is an eye-opening lesson about back stage maneuvering and the power of staffers.
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Thursday, June 3, 2010 7:00 and 9:00 pm
Friday, June 4, 2010 7:00 and 9:00 pm
The Senate Speaks
Senator Kennedy battles to get his and McCain’s bill to the Senate floor, where the real fight begins. But with the midterms so close, Senate leaders don’t seem to want a bill. Advocates smell a double-cross and go public with an attack, as they partner with Kennedy and McCain to get the bill passed.
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Thursday, June 10, 2010 7:00 and 9:00 pm
Last Best Chance (Director's Cut of HBO's The Senators' Bargain)
Inside the final Senate battle for Kennedy's dream of immigration reform, below the level of strategy and protocol, we find a moral tale of modern American politics. Senator Edward Kennedy now must decide … how much does he want this deal, and what is he willing to trade for his greatest legacy?
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