Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Hillary: The Movie
Yesterday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments about the film Hillary: The Movie, a 90-minute political documentary released for the 2008 campaign. At issue is the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law, whether it covers the film and whether, if it does, the law should stand or be declared unconstitutional.
Adam Liptak describes the oral arguments in the New York Times.
Adam Liptak, "Justices Skeptical of Campaign Law's Scope," New York Times 25 March 2009.
The link on the image above will take you to the film at Amazon.com. The link to the web site for the film itself, sponsored by a group called Citizens United, is here, where you will also find a trailer.
Brian Snee has also posted a note on the film at our Rhetoric of Documentary blog here. Our 2008 book on The Rhetoric of the New Political Documentary is about just this sort of film in the 2004 presidential campaign.