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JUSTICE MATTERS, DIVISION & DEBATE

All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone

FRED PEABODY
Canada, 2016
91 minutes, Color
Official website

In Person: Jeff Cohen, Co-Producer, Director Park Center for Independent Media; and Dan Froomkin, Washington Bureau Chief, The Intercept (April 23 only)
Director Fred Peabody (expected via skype) (April 25 only)

Long before our American president dubbed a free press "fake news" and the enemy of the people there was I. F. Stone's Weekly (1953–71). I.F. Stone (Izzy to his large family of admirers) was read by dissidents and pols alike; the man's unfailing wit, immediate prose, and cherubic smile reflected the joy he found in pursuing the truth free from the constraints of the corporate media. Stone's brilliant opposition research often involved closely reading government documents. Today's investigative reporters can face more treacherous paths to where the bodies are buried. This timely documentary wisely, even presciently, focuses less on Stone and more on those who are inspired by his idea of journalism as a sanctuary of dissent: We meet Jeremy Scahill, Matt Taibbi, John Carlos Frey, Amy Goodman, and other intrepid stone turners. Izzy Stone knew that "all governments lie." Goodman reminds us, "lies take lives."—Judy Bloch

JUSTICE MATTERS, DIVISION & DEBATE

All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone

FRED PEABODY
Canada, 2016
91 minutes, Color
Official website

In Person: Jeff Cohen, Co-Producer, Director Park Center for Independent Media; and Dan Froomkin, Washington Bureau Chief, The Intercept (April 23 only)
Director Fred Peabody (expected via skype) (April 25 only)

Long before our American president dubbed a free press "fake news" and the enemy of the people there was I. F. Stone's Weekly (1953–71). I.F. Stone (Izzy to his large family of admirers) was read by dissidents and pols alike; the man's unfailing wit, immediate prose, and cherubic smile reflected the joy he found in pursuing the truth free from the constraints of the corporate media. Stone's brilliant opposition research often involved closely reading government documents. Today's investigative reporters can face more treacherous paths to where the bodies are buried. This timely documentary wisely, even presciently, focuses less on Stone and more on those who are inspired by his idea of journalism as a sanctuary of dissent: We meet Jeremy Scahill, Matt Taibbi, John Carlos Frey, Amy Goodman, and other intrepid stone turners. Izzy Stone knew that "all governments lie." Goodman reminds us, "lies take lives."—Judy Bloch


Sunday, April 23
3:30 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales - $14.00 at the theater
Tuesday, April 25
6:15 PM
- $14.00 at the theater

Justice Matters

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