Close Up: Bad Press with directors Rebecca Landsberry-Baker, Joe Peeler and star Angel Ellis

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Monday, October 9 7:00p

The Muscogee Nation was one of the only Native American tribes with a free and independent press…until its news outlet was suddenly beholden to the tribal government. One journalist refused to accept this change. Now, in this suspenseful documentary, we see how the urgent battle for freedom of press affects the entire nation. (Dir. Rebecca Landsberry-Baker, Joe Peeler, U.S, 2023, 98 min)

Has the giddy ‘are you seeing what I’m seeing?’ tenor of a classic muckraking narrative like All the President’s Men. – Variety

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