Screens at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 14, 2013
Featuring director Scott Thurman live at the festival!
Directed by Scott Thurman, 92 min, 2012
The theory of evolution and a re-write of American history are caught in the crosshairs when an unabashed Creationist seeks re-election as chairman of America’s most influential Board of Education–in Texas, naturally. Watch a story as unbelievable as creationism unfold as the board strives to crush facts and elevate opinion by influencing textbook choices in the nation’s second-largest state. Director Scott Thurman will be at the festival to answer questions about the making of this award-winning film. You can even submit your questions in advance to have them answered at the festival!
…a well-made dispatch from a long war.
– Daniel M. Gold, New York Times
An alarming, hilarious documentary …
– Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com
This frontline skirmish in the culture wars… [is] a symbolic fight of our times, making [the film] a compelling and involving work.
– Cary Darling, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Special Jury Award, Tribeca 2012
Hotdocs and AFI Silver Docs selection