Merry Xmas

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The Brainwashing of My Dad
City Opera House Wed, Jul 29, 2015 3:00 PM
Dr Angela Kirby Buser, Dr Gregory Buser, and ?Dr Landon Wellford
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.
The Brainwashing of My Dad
Old Town Playhouse Sat, Aug 1, 2015 12:00 PM
Jeff Kroeger and Korndorfer Group
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.
Film Info
Section:Short Films
Release Year:2015
Runtime:7 min.
Type of Film:Short Narrative
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Dick Van Dyke
Glenne Headly
Matthew Modine
Valerie Harper
Kara Wang
Director:Boman Modine
Produced by:Joe D'Angerio
Matthew Modine
Adam Rackoff
Cinematography:Sara Garth
Editing By:Albert Ruis
Music By:John Lippi
Kevin MacLeod
Ben Wolfe

Description

MERRY XMAS tells the story of a mischievous father (Dick Van Dyke) who calls his very busy kids (Matthew Modine and Glenne Headly) to tell them that, after 55 years of marriage, he and their mom (Valerie Harper) are getting divorced. Horrified by the news, the children prepare to fly home to stop the divorce and save their parents’ marriage.

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