MIGHTY IRA - Virtual Cinema

Angelika Film Center

Expired November 13, 2020 7:00 AM
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Ira Glasser is one of America’s unsung champions of civil rights and liberties. As the leader of the American Civil Liberties Union for 23 years, he transformed the organization from a small, “mom-and-pop” operation on the verge of bankruptcy into a civil liberties juggernaut with offices in every state and a $30 million endowment. Amid high-profile controversies surrounding free speech and racial equality — and on the occasion of the ACLU’s centennial — Ira reflects on his life at the forefront of defending the rights of all Americans, from civil rights leaders to neo-Nazis.

Immediately following the feature, there will be a pre-recorded discussion between Ira Glasser and Matt Welch (Editor at Large of Reason magazine and regular contributor to MSNBC, Fox News, and the Los Angeles Times, and co-host of the popular Fifth Column Podcast) filmed exclusively for virtual cinema and in-theater engagements of the film. This is a wide-ranging, informal conversation that’s a perfect follow-up to the documentary.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    98 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
  • Rating
  • Director
    Nico Perrino, Aaron Reese, Chris Maltby
  • Producer
    Nico Perrino
  • Executive Producer
    Greg Lukianoff, Phil Harvey, AC Bushnell
  • Co-Producer
    Aaron Reese, Chris Maltby
  • Cast
    Ira Glasser, Ben Stern, Bryan Stevenson, David Goldberger, Philippa Strum, Nadine Strossen, Norman Siegel, Michael Myers, Roger Craver