From the Fourth of July to the halls of Congress, PRICELE$$ is a filmmaker’s personal journey across America to answer a burning question: why are some of our government’s most basic policies, like food and energy, so out-of-date, and can anything be done about it? Sharing the suspicion of fellow-citizens, including a class of young civics students, that campaign money is involved, the filmmakers set out on a spellbinding—at times hilarious—ride from rural America to the halls of Congress to learn more, because democracy is a precious resource, PRICELE$$ even!
PRICELE$$ airs on November 4 in Austin, TX @ 9:30 pm on KLRU-Q. The award-winning documentary is a FUN and compelling film about the need for a new way to elect lawmakers without the help of billionaires, lobbyists and SuperPACs. A winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Washington DC Independent Film Festival PRICELE$$ has received big thumbs up from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who are fed up with the money chase and the entanglements.
Check out the trailer above and watch the full film on Sunday, November 4th before election day. And check out the reviews from elected officials below. If you live in other parts of the country, contact your local PBS station to see if they intend to air it in the near future.
The USA is the greatest nation in world history, but it is not as good as it could be. This film tells us how we can be all we should be, simply, but not simplistically.
-Former Governor of New York, Mario Cuomo (D)
I would urge every single Member of Congress (or their fine staff!) to watch this movie. It’s high time that our leaders bring an end to the corrupting and stifling influence of special interest money on our democracy. This just isn’t about right and left. It’s really about right and wrong.
-Former Senator Alan Simpson (R)