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UnionDocs in Brooklyn and Berlin, DVDs, "Aftershock"

"What better way to spend Election Night than watching classic campaign ads and a political documentary?" asks Mike Everleth, pointing us to a multi-part special program happening tonight in Brooklyn and co-presented by UnionDocs and Cinebeasts. Following "a smattering of classic campaign commercials, ranging from the Eisenhower days to the wealth of populist YouTube-targeted spots from this year's midterms" (so reads the program; see ten of the wackiest from this year's go-round here) and Brian Springer's 1995 documentary Spin (Video Data Bank: "Pirated satellite feeds revealing Us media personalities' contempt for their viewers come full circle"), there'll be a panel discussion featuring David Bushman, curator-in-chief of the Paley Center for Media, "News Dissector" Danny Schechter and playwright and screenwriter Beau Willimon, whose play Farragut North is currently being adapted as The Ides of March, with George Clooney directing Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood

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