Barry Levinson's documentary film that takes viewers inside the 2008 U.S. Presidential election year, comparing Hollywood and Politics.
In Collaboration With
The Creative Coalition
Susan Sarandon, Anne Hathaway, Annette Bening, Spike Lee, Alan Cumming, Tim Daly, Josh Lucas.
Poliwood is an intelligent look at the forces that have helped bastardize political discourse into a "We can't talk anymore" free-for-all, while creating a sober, laid-back forum for celebrities to explain their activism.
____ BRIAN LOWRY, VARIETY
In "PoliWood," Levinson follows a group of politically active actors to the Democratic and Republican conventions as they take in the theater of it all. The journey leads to President Obama's inauguration. "PoliWood" also explores the idea that the media have become confusing catalysts that blur the lines of reality and myth. Television, which was once a romanticized invention that brought entertainment and public service announcements into our homes, is now a portal for manipulating what we see, feel and think, in the film's presentation.
____ ANDREA MINEO, CNN