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COMPANY TOWN

First Run Features - 90 min
  • DIRECTOR: Natalie Kottke-Masocco, Erica Sardarian

SHOWTIMES 10/19/2017 (change date):

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Synopsis:

Crossett, Arkansas is home to about 5,500 people, one Georgia-Pacific paper and chemical plant owned by billionaire brothers Charles Koch and David Koch, and a startling rate of cancer and illness. This groundbreaking investigative documentary follows local pastor David Bouie as he fights to save his community. It offers a rare look inside a small town ruled by a single company, where the government's environmental protections have been subverted and ignored, leaving its citizens to take on entrenched powers in a fight for justice.

Crossett's residents are up against one of the nation's largest industrial company: Koch Industries. Pastor Bouie worked at the Koch's Georgia-Pacific plant for ten years, and on the street where he lives, 11 out 15 households lost someone to cancer. He seeks answers and actions to help protect the lives of his neighbors, many of whom have worked their entire lives at the plant, making products like Angel Soft, Brawny Paper Towels, Quilted Northern and Dixie paper cups. He galvanizes the town, revealing untold stories of health and medical crises.

Crossett is just one of hundreds of towns across America polluted by big business and failed by local, state and federal environmental protections. Company Town ultimately asks, what do you do when the company you work for and live next to is making you sick? It is the story of a modern-day David vs. Goliath.

*** Q&As on Friday 9/8 & Saturday 9/9 at the 8:00PM Screenings w/ Filmmakers Natalie Kottke-Masocco & Erica Sardarian, Producer Adam Paul Smith (Act 4 Entertainment) and Producer Edgar Sardarian ***

 New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will speak opening night on September 8th at 8PM ET with a Q&A w/ cast and crew

Reviews

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Linda Sivertsen
5 out of 5 stars

Love this film!

September 8, 2017
This film had me from the opening song and very first shots! It's beautifully done, and you can't help but fall in love with the people interviewed. I'm so grateful this labor of love film is getting so much recognition. I pray it leads to real legislative action!

Katherine
5 out of 5 stars

Looks interesting.

September 4, 2017
The EPA and Koch brothers have had a long relationship of unlawful collaboration. Glad to see a film addressing these issues.

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Seth
5 out of 5 stars

Can't wait!

August 29, 2017
This is a film every American should see!

Bill
5 out of 5 stars

Awesome

August 29, 2017
In the era of Trump (and pricks like Jep below) its great to see people highlighting the unlawful actions of billionaire lunatics such as the Koch brothers who are well known for their revolting practices. This is NOT fake news! Great production guys and gals.

Neil
5 out of 5 stars

A heartfelt and important documentary. A must see!

August 28, 2017
I was fortunate enough to see this earlier in the year and I'm thrilled that it's now screening on a wider scale. This is a really frustrating story which has been beautifully crafted by its director Mrs. Kottke-Masocco and her team. Films like this are so important in highlighting the terrible battles between small communities and megalomaniacs such as the Koch brothers. This film is worthy on many levels and it sticks in the mind for a very long time.