Sounds of Cinema has joined with the Winona State University English, Mass Communication, and Political Science Departments to present the documentary PoliWood on Wednesday, April 11th at 7pm in the Science Lab Auditorium on the Winona State campus. A panel discussion featuring Winona State faculty will follow.
Directed by Barry Levinson (Wag the Dog, Good Morning, Vietnam, You Don't Know Jack), PoliWood examines the overlap of politics, entertainment, and celebrity. Shot during the 2008 presidential campaign, the documentary follows members of the Creative Coalition, a non-partisan organization of entertainers, as they visit the Democratic and Republican national conventions. 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.