"American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs"

Bernie Sanders inspired a generation — but who inspired him? Yale Strom's documentary “American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs” brings to light the story of a man whose name may not (yet) be familiar, but whose ideas set the foundation of Roosevelt's New Deal. Sanders helped make a documentary about him in 1979. Debs traveled the country and campaigned on behalf of disenfranchised workers, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison for being against America's involvement in World War One, a war in which "old rich men profited while young men died." Sound familiar?

Amy Madigan narrates.

Screening with Amanda Zackem's short documentary "American Psychosis," in which Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author and activist Chris Hedges discusses modern day consumerism, totalitarian corporate power and living in a culture dominated by pervasive illusion. 

Q&A with both filmmakers will follow.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 9:15pm to 11:30pm


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New York, NY 10011


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