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UnionDocs: Campaign Spots And Spin

Nov 2

6:30 p.m.

UnionDocs

322 Union Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11211

Hosted by: Cinebeasts

What better way to spend Election Night than watching classic campaign ads and a political documentary? That is, what better way after you’ve actually gone out and voted. You’re going to vote, right? You better!

Plus, after tonight’s screenings, David Bushman of the Paley Center for Media and investigative reporter Danny Schechter will lead a panel discussion on the “evolution of political media language.”

As for the screenings, it seems that every year politician TV ads get more and more mean-spirited and deceptive. But, is that really the case?

UnionDocs and Cinebeasts have collected a treasure trove of classic campaign ads that reach all the way back to Eisenhower. Some of the better well-known ads that will screen are ’70s Coke commercials that featured Richard Nixon as a punchline and Ronald Reagan’s famous — or infamous,

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