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Nov 2, 2008 at 7:00 pm

Election Day

With Penny Falk

Forget the pie charts, color-coded maps and hyperventilating pundits. What’s the street-

level experience of voters in today’s America? In a triumph of documentary storytelling,

Election Day combines eleven stories–all shot simultaneously on November 2, 2004,

from dawn until long past midnight-into one. Factory workers, ex-felons, harried moms,

Native American activists, and diligent poll watchers, from South Dakota to Florida, take

the process of democracy into their own hands. The result: an entertaining, inspiring and

sometimes unsettling tapestry of citizens determined on one fateful day to make their

votes count.

120 minutes

ELECTION DAY, by award-winning director Katy Chevigny, takes a verite approach to

American voting. It backs away from two-party combat in favor of what men and women on the

street do on their quadrennial day of destiny—November 2, 2004.

Leon Batts of New York City votes for the first time as an ex-con. Rashida Tlaib of Dearborn, MI,

mobilizes Muslims to vote. Jim Fuchs of Chicago, Republican Committeeman and certified

underdog, rallies his people to overcome their losing-party status. These and many others are

the stars of ELECTION DAY, a moving and entertaining portrait of the United States as a


“We see a lot of coverage of elections from a broad perspective and we wanted to look at this

momentous day in our democracy with a microscope,” said Chevigny. “We learned that the

promise of ‘one-person, one-vote’ is alive and well, but the reality of it is substantially more





Nov 2, 2008
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


352 Onderdonk Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385 United States
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