Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

All Governments Lie:

Truth, Deception, And The Spirit Of I.F. Stone

2016, Fred Peabody, USA, 91 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Apr 7th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Apr 7th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Apr 8th 5:30pm
  • Sun, Apr 9th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Apr 10th 8:00pm
  • Tue, Apr 11th 8:30pm
  • Wed, Apr 12th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Apr 13th 6:00pm
Chicago premiere!

"An urgent and fascinating documentary. Even if you belong to the choir it’s preaching to, it has the rare distinction of being a movie you can agree and argue with at the same time." — Owen Gleiberman, Variety

"A timely, convincing documentary that will cause audiences to question what they see and read." — Kimber Myers, Los Angeles Times

“If something goes wrong with the government, a free press will ferret it out, and it’ll get fixed. But if something goes wrong with the free press, the country will go straight to hell.” So said I.F. Stone, whose weekly newsletter set a standard for incorruptible investigative journalism during the Cold War era. This timely documentary is not a portrait of Stone but a salute to those who still carry on in his spirit, including Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone, Amy Goodman and Nermeen Shaikh of Democracy Now!, and Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept. We see them doggedly ferreting out mainstream-ignored stories such as mass graves of illegal immigrants in Texas and Germany’s fronting for U.S. drone warfare, while seasoned truth-hunters such as Noam Chomsky, Carl Bernstein, Chris Hedges, and Michael Moore recount the sorry history of journalistic complicity from the Gulf of Tonkin to the Iraq War to the 2016 election. DCP digital. (MR)

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