The documentary, “Democracy For Sale,” will be screened across North Carolina in January and February. More screenings are still being scheduled. The Raleigh screening is 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at Community UCC.
Galifianakis, who was born in Wilkesboro and attended N.C. State University, gained international fame for his part in the “Hangover” trilogy of films. He owns a farm in northeastern Alleghany County and splits his time between the farm and his work.
The documentary tells the story of North Carolina’s transformed politics, including new and growing political spending, or as the film’s website says, “how the money of a few has come to dominate our democracy.”
“Democracy For Sale” is part of the “America Divided” docu-series produced by Common, Norman Lear and Shonda Rhimes. The five-part series features narratives of inequality in education, housing, health care, labor, criminal justice and the political system.
Working Films, the company heading up the series, is working with Appalachian Voices, Democracy NC, the N.C. NAACP and other North Carolina organizations to set up the screenings.
NC Screenings Below
Monday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. – Cullowhee
A K Hinds University Center – WCU
Room 210, Memorial Drive
Cullowhee, N.C. 28723
Hosted by: Student Democracy Coalition.
Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. – Walnut Cove
915 Windmill St.
Walnut Cove, N.C. 27052
Hosted by: Appalachian Voices.
Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. – Asheville
The Grail Moviehouse
45 S. French Broad Ave.
Asheville, N.C. 28801
Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. – Bakersville
The Old Courthouse
11 N. Mitchell Ave.
Bakersville, N.C. 28705
Hosted by: Yancey Mitchell NAACP.
Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. – Shelby
213 S. Lafayette St.
Shelby, N.C. 28150
Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. – Fayetteville
Cameo Art House Theatre
225 Hay St.
Fayetteville, N.C. 28301
Hosted by: The Fayetteville Branch NAACP.
Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. – Wilmington
The Cameron Art Museum
3201 S. 17th St.
Wilmington, N.C. 28412
Hosted by: New Hanover County NAACP.
Friday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. – Chapel Hill
Church of Reconciliation
110 N. Elliott Road
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514
Hosted by: Southern Environmental Law Center, Church of Reconciliation Justice and Peace Committee and Raging Grannies.
Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. – Durham
Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
4907 Garrett Road
Durham, N.C. 27707
Monday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. – Boone
Price Lake Room at ASU
287 Rivers St.
Boone, N.C. 28608
Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. – Raleigh
814 Dixie Trail
Raleigh, N.C. 27607
Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. – Goldsboro
St. Mark Church of Christ
700 W. Ash St.
Goldsboro, N.C. 27530
Hosted by: Down East Coal Ash Coalition and Wayne County NAACP.
Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. – New Bern
UU Fellowship of New Bern
308 Meadows St.
New Bern, N.C. 28560
Hosted by: Democracy New Bern.
Additional screenings are being scheduled in Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, Pembroke, and Winston Salem.
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