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Organizer, The
Directed by
Nick Taylor

USA, Canada / 2017 / 96
minutes
East Coast Premiere

As of October 10, tickets can no longer be shipped. All online orders placed on or after October 10 will need to be picked up at the Woodstock Film Festival BOX FFICE at 13 Rock City Road in Woodstock. *This includes tickets for shows in Rhinebeck, Rosendale and Saugerties. If it is easier for you, please purchase tickets at venue prior to screening. Thank you.
Screening Times and Venues:
Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
10/15/2017, 7:00PM
$10
Qty

Q&A Attendees
*subject to change:
Nick Taylor, Wade Rathke, Joey Carey
SYNOPSIS:
Documenting the work of the brilliant community organizer Wade Rathke, The Organizer takes us through his process of founding ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), the first of its kind community-based organization. Starting with a few driven welfare moms in Arkansas, ACORN quickly mushroomed into a highly energized and mobilized half-million strong constituency that influenced government and corporate policy on the local, state and federal levels. Through Wade's leadership, ACORN created unprecedented voter registration drives and brought economic gains for countless low income families, changing the socio economic and political map of the regions it operated in. But amid increasing difficulties, Wade left, and two years later controversy and scandal resulted in the organization's ultimate collapse and demise. The Organizer is a story of particular relevance in these highly charged political times and one with a lot to teach us. — Svetlana Krotek
BIO:
Nick Taylor is a British/Canadian film director and editor based in Toronto. He was educated at Dawson College, Montreal and Carleton University, Ottawa. His documentary credits as editor include Ron Mann's Know your Mushrooms and Brian D. Johnson's Al Purdy Was Here and he has worked extensively in television. In 2010 he directed a short film Mirth and Madness: A Portrait of the Woodchopper's Association about a Toronto musicians collective. The Organizer is his first feature as a director.
MAIN CREDITS:
Cast/Featuring: Wade Rathke, Beth Butler, Frances Fox Piven, Maude Hurd, Gary Delgado
Executive Producer(s): Stefan Nowicki
Producer(s): Joey Carey
Director(s): Nick Taylor
Cinematographer(s): Joey Carey, Nick Taylor
Editor(s): Nick Taylor
Other Credits: Co-Producer: Charles Koppelman
 
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