WEDNESDAY, 10/17: League Co-Hosts Showing of “Patriocracy”
The Falls Church and Arlington chapters of the League of Women Voters will co-host a free showing of “Patriocracy,” a new non-partisan documentary about the dysfunction of government in Washington. The event will be held on Wednesday October 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the offices of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Boulevard, at the intersection of Wilson and Glebe Roads, in Arlington.
The film, which was released last summer and has won awards at several film festivals, explores how political polarization in the United States makes it difficult to tackle the nation’s problems. It features interviews with journalists and politicians on both sides of the aisle, including Democratic Senators Mark Warner of Virginia and Kent Conrad of North Dakota and former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson, former Republican Rep. Mickey Edwards of Oklahoma, and conservative pundit Pat Buchanan. More information about the film is available at http://www.patriocracymovie.com/.
The event is open to both members and non-members of the Leagues and the film is also of potential interest to both middle-school and high-school students. Free parking is available at the NRECA building after 6 p.m.
For more information on the Falls Church League of Women Voters and its programs, go to http://www.lwvfallschurch.org/.
October 4, 2012