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Cinematheque . Film Schedule . THE BIG SCARY “S” WORD (virtual)

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Online Exclusive! Available starting 9/10!

THE BIG SCARY “S” WORD (virtual)

United States | 2020 | Yael Bridge

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Socialism is the subject of this new nonfiction movie that explores the rich history of the American socialist movement. Weaving together film clips, forgotten history, and interviews with Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cornel West, and others, the movie shows that, contrary to popular belief, socialism is in fact deeply American and led to popular government programs such as public schools and Medicare. Activists and journalists explain how the 2008 financial crisis, the Wall Street bailout, and the Occupy Movement have pushed a new generation to embrace the principles of this oft-vilified philosophy. “Manages to make a potentially dry or angry subject more fun than you'd expect.” –Variety. 82 min.

The Big Scary “S” Word, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 9/10 thru at least 9/30 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $9.99 and you have 48 hours to watch it.

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11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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