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Chicago Premiere of "Uncounted" on Tuesday, April 29th

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Filmmaker To Bring Election Integrity Documentary to Chicago to Help Spread Message - "Let Every Vote Count!"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Mary Mancini
615-480-4678
mary@uncountedthemovie.com

FILMMAKER TO BRING ELECTION INTEGRITY DOCUMENTARY TO CHICAGO TO HELP SPREAD MESSAGE - "LET EVERY VOTE COUNT!"
Will Screen Film and Share Concerns of 2008 Election Irregularities

NASHVILLE, TN (April 14, 2008) – A famous Chicagoan may have coined the phrase, "Vote early - and vote often," during the last century, but it's this year's Super Tuesday instances of frozen voting machines in Peoria, "magic" invisible ink in the 49th Ward's 42nd precinct, and uncounted ballots in Evanston County, that make for a timely Chicago premiere of the new feature-length election integrity documentary, UNCOUNTED: The New Math of American Elections. The premiere will take place at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema in Chicago at 7:00pm, on Tuesday, April 29, 2008.

A question and answer session featuring filmmaker, David Earnhardt, and Tribune Media Columnist, Bob Koehler , will follow the screening.

"Illinois, like the rest of the country, has a long and varied history of election irregularities," said Earnhardt, "Yet there are still so many in the state that accept on faith the integrity of the process - I hope my film can help change that."

Through UNCOUNTED, the multiple Emmy award-winning Earnhardt examines how the fraud that changed the outcome of the 2004 election led to even greater election fraud in 2006 and now looms as an unbridled threat in 2008. UNCOUNTED exposes the war being waged on the core of our democracy - our right to vote - by exposing the systemic problems that plague our nation's elections and disenfranchise voters including Jim Crow-like voter suppression, voter intimidation, under-voting, provisional balloting, the privatization of the election process, and electronic voting.

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"Now is the exact time for the people of Illinois to closely examine the accuracy and effectiveness of the state's election system," says Earnhardt, "The record voter turnout for the primary illustrates an engaged electorate, which is great! But it's important we all remain vigilant about making sure that every vote that is cast, is counted."

In addition to being an searing indictment of our country's election system and a wake-up call for voters and election officials, UNCOUNTED is also the uplifting story of a small group of whistle-blowers determined to do the right thing. These men - computer programmer Clint Curtis, who is directed by his boss to create software that will "flip" votes from one candidate to another; Utah, County Clerk Bruce Funk, who is locked out of his office for raising questions about security flaws in electronic voting machines; and Californian Steve Heller, who gets convicted of a felony after he leaks secret documents detailing illegal activities committed by a major voting machine company - are true patriots who embody what's best about our country.

The Chicago premiere of UNCOUNTED is sponsored by WCPT 820AM - Chicago's Progressive Talk, and is co-hosted by the Illinois Ballot Integrity Project and Progressive Democrats of America - two groups that continually fight for the integrity of elections in Illinois.

The screening takes place at 7:00pm, on Tuesday, April 29, at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL, 60657. Ticket prices are $10.00 general admission.

Earnhardt has been on a national tour with UNCOUNTED for the past three months, with screenings in large, medium and small cities across the country drawing an average of 300 people per stop. The film has also been shown at more than 300 house party screenings in 45 states during the past three months and the DVD has sold in 47 states and 16 countries.
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DVDs of UNCOUNTED will be available at the screening or can be purchased online at
http://www.UncountedTheMovie.com/order-the-dvd.html.


WEBSITE, PRESS KIT, TRAILER: http://www.uncountedthemovie.com
LANDMARK'S CENTURY CENTRE CINEMA: http://www.landmarktheatres.com
ILLINOIS BALLOT INTEGRITY PROJECT: http://www.ballot-integrity.net
PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS OF AMERICA: http://www.pdamerica.org
BOB KOEHLER: http://commonwonders.com/archives/archives_toc.htm

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To request a screening copy of the film or to schedule an interview with filmmaker David Earnhardt, please call co-producer Mary Mancini at 615-480-4678 or email her at mary@uncountedthemovie.com.

 

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