FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Will Screen Film and Share Concerns of 2008 Election Irregularities
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.
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.
DVDs of UNCOUNTED will be available at the screening or can be purchased online at
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
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 email@example.com.