'I'm Just a Bill' Animated Video from Alex Gibney's Casino Jack
"I wonder who that sad little scrap of paper is?" If you grew up in the US, you're probably familiar with the Schoolhouse Rock series of educational music videos, including the one featuring a little singing "scrap of paper" explaining how bills get passed in Washington. Magnolia has whipped up their own mock version of that video as promotion for Alex Gibney's documentary Casino Jack and the United States of Money (you can see the actual trailer here). The doc focuses on super lobbyist Jack Abramoff and this video shows how screwed up our government is because money is more powerful than democracy itself. Check this out!
Watch the featurette for Alex Gibney's Casino Jack and the United States of Money:
You can also watch the Casino Jack and the United States of Money featurette in High Def on Apple
Casino Jack and the United States of Money was both written and directed by UCLA Film School graduate and Oscar winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, of many great documentaries previously, including Behind Those Eyes, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, and Taxi to the Dark Side. This first premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and was bought by Magnolia Pictures for US distribution. Magnolia will be bringing Casino Jack to limited theaters on May 7th, which means it's currently playing in theaters!
Reader Feedback - 3 Comments
Makes me think of The Simpsons version...
N on May 12, 2010
Democracy is a comedy. This freedom shit is expensive too, they need to stop calling it 'free'dom. Cool if your a banker though, the bonus's will be rolling out soon.
Crapola on May 12, 2010
*singing* There's a lot of flag burners, who got too much freedom.. I wanna make it legal, for the police to beat'em.
9mm on May 13, 2010
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