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IC alum Jim Miller, producer, will present the upstate New York premiere of Koch Brothers Exposes, a muckraking documentary, on Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. at Cinemapolis as part of the 15th Annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival. Admission is $9.50 or us your FLEFF festival pass.
Watch the trailer here: http://www.kochbrothersexposed.com/videos
About Koch Brother Exposed
Charles and David Koch were virtually unheard of at the beginning of 2011, and that’s the way they would have preferred it to stay. Come this spring, acclaimed Director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism, Rethink Afghanistan) releases Koch Brothers Exposed , a full-length feature film based off the popular and widely shared viral series that made the Kochs a household name.
In March 2011, Greenwald faced and conquered a $40 billion Koch hurdle by launching a multi-fold grassroots, new media campaign.
Skipping traditional film distribution routes, Koch Brothers Exposed started as an online investigative series of short videos that could easily be shared or tweeted to those on the front lines. As the YouTube views, Facebook shares and tweets grew, so did the spotlight that was being cast on the brothers Koch.
“The moment I discovered the intrusive, overtly influential yet covert tactics Charles and David Koch have so successfully enacted to buy our democracy, we charged ahead to expose who these billionaire brothers truly are,” said Greenwald. “We will no longer allow them to hide in the shadows behind their Fortune 500 businesses and philanthropic pursuits while they attempt to remake our nation.” The full-length feature connects the dots on how the Kochs’ impact our daily lives – such as efforts to suppress voter rights, re-segregate public schools and weaken EPA regulation – through their immense echo chamber of influence. The film exposes the astro-turf front groups that the Koch brothers helm, as well as the legions of followers who enable their attacks on American values.
About Jim Miller, producer
Jim Miller is a graduate of Ithaca College and has a BS in TV-Radio from the Roy H. Park School of Communications.
For the past 6 years he has been the Executive Director for Brave New Foundation and Brave New Films. He joined the company when the Foundation was initially formed by putting together a coalition of over 100 groups (including Amnesty International, MoveOn, True Majority, and Voters For Peace) to push a unique system of distribution and house screenings for Iraq For Sale.
Since then Jim has strengthened distribution so that their short videos have achieved over 60 million views.
His latest project is producer of the documentary Koch Brothers Exposed. His film experience began 25 years ago working on the films such as Bull Durham and Under The Gun. He has served as the Director of Development for The Shooting Gallery, an independent film company which produced Sling Blade and You Can Count on Me, and Head of Acquisitions for Cinema Park Distribution.
The 15th Anniversary edition of FLEFF Microtopias runs March 25-April 1, 2012, on the Ithaca College Campus and downtown at Cinemapolis. More details about FLEFF 2012 here.
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