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* CLICK HERE for our recorded Q&A with director Jim Cricchi, producer Susan Peters, and subjects Sheila Plotkin, Jennifer Estrada, and Rebecca Clarke

Small-town activism. Nail-biting elections. A last-minute power grab. In Wisconsin, where extreme partisanship has become the norm, voters are finding their lives increasingly irrelevant to state lawmakers. Through the stories of a working-class, single mother of five, a laid-off environmental educator, a retired public school teacher and a tireless voting rights activist, CAN YOU HEAR US NOW? unravels the ways that years of one-party rule have reshaped democracy in a state long known for its progressive history.

Director's Bio:

Jim Cricchi is a documentary editor and filmmaker. In 2017, Jim directed, photographed and edited the award-winning short documentary LOS LECHEROS that looked at the dairy industry's reliance on undocumented labor. He has edited documentaries (BEDLAM [PBS], ONE BIG HOME), feature films (I DO AND I DON'T, GASOLINE RAINBOWS), the Emmy-winning Vice on HBO, and short films for The Criterion Collection and The New York Times.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    87 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    West Coast Premiere
  • Rating
    "G" equivalent
  • Director
    Jim Cricchi
  • Screenwriter
    Susan Peters
  • Producer
    Susan Peters, Jim Cricchi
  • Executive Producer
    Tony Shalhoub, Jean-Christophe Castelli
  • Cast
    Jennifer Estrada, Rebecca Clarke, Molly McGrath, Sheila Plotkin, Sachin Chheda, Bill Whitford
  • Cinematographer
    Jim Cricchi
  • Editor
    Jim Cricchi
  • Animator
    Kevin Carmack
  • Sound Design
    Nick Sjostrom
  • Music
    Caleb Stine