There is nothing “Hollywood” about Judicial Watch. But as the nation’s largest government watchdog organization, we know that investigations and a willingness to go to court will get you facts that the greatest screenwriter could never imagine.
We grind out victories against corruption by painstakingly wading through the flood of government records we obtain and by winning court victories brief by brief. We are non-partisan and we are conservative, both in philosophy and style.
We’re more accustomed to cutting through red tape than walking a red carpet. But we appreciate the power of telling a story. And that is why we joined forces with the conservative movement’s most prolific filmmaker, Stephen K. Bannon, to tell what we believe is the most entertaining and comprehensive film ever made about government corruption.
Our film, a feature documentary produced by Victory Film Group and Constant Motion Entertainment, is called "District of Corruption." And it premiers tomorrow (Oct. 26) in cities in three states -- Florida, Ohio and Texas -- courtesy of Rocky Mountain Pictures, the distributors behind the smash hit documentary "2016: Obama's America."
So why this film and why now?
Because next to the economy, government corruption is the most important issue on the minds of American citizens -- ahead of Iran; ahead of Afghanistan; ahead of education, gas prices and the environment. And because over the last several years we have witnessed the greatest expansion of government power in modern political history, precipitating an explosion of corruption and crony capitalism that threatens our institutions of government. So this is a story that is both of high interest and critical importance.
Like Judicial Watch, "District of Corruption" does not pull a single punch. It is brutally honest. And it names names – from both political parties.
The film chronicles Judicial Watch’s epic battles against corruption through three presidential administrations (Clinton, Bush, Obama), focusing most intensely on the current administration’s scandals, including: Operation Fast and Furious; crony capitalism; Solyndra and other “green energy;” federal bailouts and earmarks; ACORN and voter fraud; illegal alien amnesty; and threats to the integrity of the 2012 elections; as well as new attacks on government transparency and accountability.
The film traces the arc of government corruption and secrecy from the Clinton administration through the Bush years to the current crisis. Make no mistake; this film is as factual and hard-hitting a film on this out-of-control Obama administration as you will see. And believe me when I say, there is no organization better able to tell this story than Judicial Watch.
We have filed 950 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and more than 90 lawsuits against the Obama administration on issues ranging from Obamacare to the continued funding of the criminal ACORN network; from tracking Wall Street bailout money to the unconstitutional use of czars; and, perhaps most importantly, to the attacks on the integrity of our nation’s elections.
Moreover, our film also features the conservative movement’s most influential leaders and cutting-edge voices including: J. Christian Adams (Election Law Center), Matthew Boyle (The Daily Caller), Mike Flynn (Breitbart.com), Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Vern McKinley (author, "Financing Failure: A Century of Bailouts"), Anita Moncrief (former ACORN insider), Katie Pavlich (Townhall.com), Kerry Picket (The Washington Times), Peter Schweizer (Author, "Throw Them All Out"), Mark Tapscott (The Washington Examiner), and Matthew Vadum (Author, "Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts Are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers").
You can see that the film features exceptional collection of voices to educate Americans on some of the most important political scandals of our time. But while this production is certainly high on educational value, this is not your father’s documentary. Be prepared for a breathtaking experience. The film is fast paced, visually stunning and compelling from the beginning to the end. It will leave you a little shocked, perhaps a little breathless and, in the end, we hope optimistic and motivated.
I may be biased, but I believe this is his best film yet. (And Mr. Bannon had a number of big successes from the Sarah Palin film "The Undefeated" to the recently released "Occupy Unmasked.")
This fall, the nation will see more than a few fictional portrayals of today’s Washington in theaters. But our movie is not simply “based on a true story.” It is the true story about the longstanding problem of bipartisan corruption in Washington, D.C. And we believe it is a must-watch for every American citizen.