July 19, 2008

Feature Presentation: The Big Buy

And now for the big show, at last:

There is a smashing new streaming video site called SnagFilms, and it's on a mission to make the world safer for documentary and non–fiction film and video. Judging from their beta launch, they've got an impressive spread that's worth checking out.

Best of all… bloggers and webmasters can spread the love by embedding video widgets of these features into their own blogs and sites. We're talking super cool here.

So, with your kind permission — and if you can excuse the advertising which loads first — our Projectionist is proud to offer for your viewing pleasure one of his favorites: Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck's The Big Buy: Tom DeLay's Stolen Congress (2006):

©2006 Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck—Birnbaum/Schermbeck Films.

Any viewer living outside the States who wants an explanation of why the United States government (especially the Congress) is in such a sorry state of affairs — and why so many people hold deep contempt for the current wave of Republicans in particular — would do well to set aside an hour and a half and see how one of those Republicans used his power and influence to change the makeup of the Congress so much that it would be easy to inflict lasting damage.

Which is why it's a pity that 1) what DeLay did was illegal under the laws of his home state of Texas, and 2) there would soon be one district attorney on the case. Someone who actually does his homework and expects nothing less from his own staff. Someone with an actual backbone.

That someone: Ronnie Earle.

Watch what happens next.

Wanna DVD? Brave New Films stands ready to sell you a great anamorphic widescreen disc (all region, to boot).

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