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Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Science Lab Auditorium
Winona State University

On April 11, 2012 Winona State University's English Department, Mass Communication Department, Political Science Department, and Sounds of Cinema sponsored a screening of the documentary PoliWood on the Winona State campus.

Directed by Barry Levinson (Wag the Dog, Good Morning, Vietnam, You Don't Know Jack), PoliWood examines the overlap of politics, entertainment, and celebrity. The documentary follows members of the Creative Coalition, a non-partisan organization of entertainers, as they visit the Democratic and Republican national conventions during the 2008 presidential campaign. Along the way, the film explores the ways in which entertainment and celebrity culture have shaped contemporary politics and what that means for the future of democracy.

To read an essay on PoliWood, click here.

Below are links to essays, reviews, and videos about PoliWood.