Political Documentary “PAY 2 PLAY” Spotlights Dark Money in U.S. Politics
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Public Interest Pictures and filmmaker John Wellington Ennis' Shoot Fi...
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Political Documentary âPAY 2 PLAYâ Spotlights Dark
Money in U.S. Politics
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Public
Interest Pictures and filmmaker John Wellington Ennis' Shoot
First Inc. are proud to present the humorous feature-length
political documentary "PAY
2 PLAY: Democracy's High Stakes" (89 minutes, Not Rated).
The film about getting Big Money out of politics was held
over theatrically in New York, Los Angeles and Washington D.C.
and will be available digitally on November 1st on iTunes,
Amazon Instant Video, Vimeo, Cinemanow, Google Play, Sony
Playstation, Vudu and Xbox.
The DVD will be available December 2nd and can be purchased
via TDC Entertainment (http://disinfo.com/product/pay-2-play-democracys-high-stakes/).
Links to purchase the DVD and learn more about community screening
packages can also be found at the "PAY 2 PLAY" website
Ennis explains, "In order to face any of our mounting problems, we need
leaders who will listen to 'We The People,' not just 'We The
Wealthiest People.' This documentary highlights obstacles to elected
office in hopes of encouraging reform and inspiring future candidates."
In the film, Ennis' six keys for campaign finance reform are: Public
Financing for Campaigns; Disclosure; Free Airtime for Candidates,
Required Voting (Like Jury Duty); End http://www.nytimes.com/pages/sports/golf/index.html
Gerrymandering; and a
Constitutional Amendment affirming that Money is not Speech and that
Corporations are not People.
Appearing in "PAY 2 PLAY" are Robert Reich, John Nichols, Lawrence
Lessig, Noam Chomsky, Van Jones, Marianne Williamson, Jack Abramoff,
Marge Baker, Jerry Springer, Mark Crispin Miller, Brad Friedman, Lee
Fang, Jason Leopold, Thom Hartmann, Jessica Levinson, Rashad Robinson,
Bob Edgar, Kathay search engines Feng and Rob Weissman, amongst others.
As a citizen journalist, Ennis embarked on a journey to find ways
outsiders can create meaningful campaign reform. Spanning eight
years, "PAY 2 PLAY" dissects Big Money's effects in
politics, connecting the dots between the hurdles to fair and open
elections. The doc also illustrates how people power has had a
provable impact, citing the Occupy Movement and high profile Street Art.
Ennis presents an imperative argument for the American people to
overturn the Supreme Court's Ruling on Citizens United v.
Federal Election Commission and why there should be a 28th
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.