The Impact Arts & Film Fund will again hold film festivals during the Republican and Democratic conventions, with a lineup of documentaries and other issue-oriented films designed to draw interest from politicos.
The films will screen at the Channelside Cinemas in Tampa, Fla. Aug. 27-30 and at the Mez & EpiCentre Theaters in Charlotte, N.C. Sept. 3-6. Among those expected are Jeff Bridges, narrator of “Hunger Hits Home,” about the problem of childhood hunger in America.
Other pics screening at both conventions: “How to Survive a Plague,” about ACT UP and other AIDS activists; “The Invisible War,” about rape and sexual assault in the military; “The House I Live In,” the story about America’s war on drugs; and “Electoral Dysfunction,” about voting laws and ballot confusion. In addition, “41,” about George W. Bush, will screen during the RNC, and “Ethel,” a portrait of Ethel Kennedy, will screen at the DNC.
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Also expected to screen is “Butter,” the Weinstein Co. comedy about competitive butter sculpting in Iowa, with similarities to the state’s caucuses.
The Impact Arts and Film Fund, co-founded by Jody Arlington, Kimball Stroud and Jamie Shor, launched at 2008 conventions.