The High Stakes of Real World Monopoly

PAY-2-PLAY-PosterFilmmaker John Wellington Ennis delves deeply into the subject of big money in politics in Pay 2 Play: Democracy’s High Stakes, this month’s Conscientious Projector documentary screening on Thursday, November 13, 7:00 p.m. at Armory Center for the Arts. In the days following this year’s midterm elections, the overarching influence of money in politics will certainly be a major topic of analysis. Using the popular board game Monopoly as a recurring metaphor, writer-director Ennis explores how billionaire donors like the Koch Brothers and others, enabled by Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United and McCutcheon, influence both our electoral and legislative processes through widespread campaign contributions to candidates who share their anti-government views, while dedicated grassroots activists and artists work diligently to change the game and resurrect democracy as we have known it.

Executive Producer Holly Mosher will join us for a community discussion following the film. The Armory is located at 145 N. Raymond in Old Pasadena. Admission is free and the facility is accessible to disabled persons.