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Alternative Facts Survival Guide

Empty White House Press Podium

Arm yourself with the tools you need to decode ‘fake news’ with the Alternative Facts Survival Guide, our new screening-and-conversation series.

Some of the world’s leading commentators on politics and the media—including The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Atlantic’s David Frum,Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale and more—join us for frank and vital conversations following presentations of a selection of films that urgently speak truth to power.

Navigating the media landscape has never been more difficult. With blatant lies going from the lips of high office to the headlines of major outlets and viral Facebook posts, we’ve read the writing on the wall: there is an ongoing battle for your attention being fought on a high level. Join us and fine-tune the intellectual tools you need in order to cut through and resist.


ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN

with the Toronto Star’s DANIEL DALE

Join Daniel Dale, Washington Bureau Chief for the Toronto Star, for a special screening of this classic on the Watergate scandal, followed by a post-screening discussion on holding politicians accountable.

TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 6:00 PM - Buy Tickets


HOT TYPE: 150 YEARS OF THE NATION

with The Nation’s KATRINA VANDEN HEUVEL

Under the inspirational leadership of editor Katrina vanden Heuvel (who joins us for a post-screening Q&A), Barbara Kopple’s doc reveals how The Nation doggedly pursues hard-hitting stories.

MONDAY, JUNE 19, 6:30 PM - Buy Tickets


VIDEOCRACY

with Buzzfeed’s CRAIG SILVERMAN

Buzzfeed media editor Craig Silverman presents this darkly hilarious portrait of Silvio Berlusconi’s media empire which holds many lessons for understanding the Trump era.

TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 6:30 PM - Buy Tickets


OUR NIXON

with The Atlantic’s DAVID FRUM and former CBC Washington Correspondent ALISON SMITH

Former George W. Bush speechwriter and senior editor at The Atlantic David Frum and former CBC Washington correspondent Alison Smith present this riveting glimpse into the Nixon White House.

THURSDAY, JULY 6, 6:30 PM - Buy Tickets