Greg Palast, a journalist and filmmaker, will screen “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires and Ballot Bandits” at State College of Florida later this month.
SCF Manatee-Sarasota and its film club are partnering with WSLR and WMNF Radio to Palast to present his latest film on Sept. 24 Two screenings will be offered at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in SCF’s Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. A discussion will follow the screening.
Palast is an investigative reporter with the BBC and Rolling Stone Magazine.
His film follows the efforts of a group of people, including the Koch brothers and Paul Singer, who are working to purge a million minority voters from the rolls of registered voters, according to organizers. In the film, Palast works to name the people and shine a light on the tactics employed by those working to purge voter registration lists. Palast finds voters who have been accused of voting twice and placed on a blacklist to discover who they are and why they have been accused of voting twice.
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Tickets are available at the door for $15 each. SCF students will be admitted free with their student IDs. Advance tickets are available at www.gregpalast.com/moviescreenings/. Proceeds benefit SCF’s film club, WMNF and WSLR.