Showing of America: Freedom to Fascism planned

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CLEARLAKE Because the second Sunday in April was Easter, this month’s Second Sunday Cinema will occur on the third Sunday, April 15.


The free film this month will be a nonpartisan documentary that is getting a lot of buzz from both sides of the political spectrum America: Freedom to Fascism.


This screening, free, of course, will be held at the Clearlake United Methodist Church, which generously allows use of their social hall. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for snacks and conversation.


The film will be shown at 6 p.m., and will be followed by a completely optional, open discussion.


This documentary was written and directed by Aaron Russo, producer of “The Rose,” starring Bette Midler, and “Trading Places, starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Akyroyd.


In the words of its Web site, America: Freedom to Fascism is an “expose of the Internal Revenue Service (that) proves conclusively there is no law requiring an American citizen to pay a direct unapportioned tax on their labor.”


The documentary continues on to explore the connection between income tax collection and the chilling erosion of civil liberties in America.


Thanks to Russo’s Hollywood experience and knowledge, this documentary is very watchable, and really grabs your interest. It includes interviews with former agents of the FBI and the IRS, a former IRS commissioner and Republican Congressman Ron Paul.


As always, Second Sunday Cinema does not pretend to have facts “proving” the information this film presents. Instead, the group presents provocative films that will get people thinking – and discussing with each other the information offered and what concerned citizens can do to get involved.


For more information, please call 279-2957.


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