The Brainwashing of My Dad

  • Merry Xmas
  • Merry Xmas
  • Merry Xmas


City Opera House Wed, Jul 29, 2015 3:00 PM
Dr Angela Kirby Buser, Dr Gregory Buser, and ?Dr Landon Wellford
Old Town Playhouse Sat, Aug 1, 2015 12:00 PM
Jeff Kroeger and Korndorfer Group
Film Info
Cinema Salon
Release Year:2015
Runtime:95 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Web Site:
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Matthew Modine
Director:Jen Senko
Produced by:Matthew Modine
Adam Rackoff
Jen Senko
Fiore DeRosa
Screenwriter:Jen Senko
Cinematography:Rachael Levine
Editing By:Kala Mandrake
Executive Producer:Ryan Smith


Cable news and "conservative" talk radio attract older Americans like graying moths to an angry flame. But why would someone who was either apolitical or a Democrat in younger days become addicted to conservative talk shows in their twilight years? Filmmaker Jen Senko wondered how her WWII veteran and Kennedy Democrat father had been transformed into a Fox News fanatic, suddenly and inexplicably railing against blacks, gays, and poor people. Using her dad as an entertaining example, Senko pulls back the curtain to expose the tools and tricks of the wizards behind the right-wing media revolution. And in discovering what happened to him, Senko reveals the all-too-chilling bigger picture of what’s happening behind the scenes to influence our national discourse. This is a special "work in progress" screening exclusive to the Traverse City Film Festival. Be the first to see the film and provide valuable feedback to the filmmakers. In Person: Director Jen Senko; Producer Adam Rackoff; Subjects Jeff Cohen and Rick Perlstein.

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