October 11 – 20, 2023
Bad Press follows the journey of tenacious Muscogee reporter Angel Ellis as she fights to bring free press back after it was swiftly repealed on the eve of an election year for the Muscogee Nation. The election is full of twists and turns, and she refuses to leave the fate of free press to its outcome. This documentary provides unparalleled insight into the inner workings of a modern Native American tribe, revealing a holistic look into the structure of its media, sovereignty, humor and elections that few audiences will have experienced before.
Dir: Rebecca Landsberry-Baker & Joe Peeler / 2023 / US / 98 min
“Capture(s)—several times—that pit in your stomach feeling that occurs when you’re watching the votes roll in for an election that has steep ramifications depending on its outcome.” – Marya E. Gates, RogerEbert.com
“The Distinctly Native American Documentary Delivers On All Fronts.” – Sarah Bea Milner, Slashfilm
SCREENING: WED 10/11 7PM; THU 10/12 4PM; FRI 10/13 7PM; THU 10/19 4PM; FRI 10/20 4PM