Ep 479: Dawn Porter • John Maringouin & Molly Lynch

Apr 26, 2018

[3 mins. 55 secs.] Tribeca Film Festival 2018 Edition with documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter ("Gideon's Army", "Trapped") who makes her first appearance with this episode. Ms. Porter has a new long-format documentary called "Bobby Kennedy For President", a Netflix original documentary, which had its world premiere at the festival yesterday, and which will be available for streaming beginning tomorrow, Friday, April 27th. The eye-opening and transformative four-part documentary Bobby Kennedy for President utilizes rare and never-before-seen archival footage – digitized here for the first time – to transport us to a turbulent and dynamic era, letting Bobby's voice and viewpoint be the guiding force. With new interviews with RFK confidantes and staffers including William Vanden Heuvel, Rep. John Lewis, Paul Schrade, Marian Wright Edelman, Peter Edelman, and Dolores Huerta, acclaimed director Dawn Porter reveals anew what America gained and what it lost in the life, vision, politics, and hope of Bobby Kennedy.

[34 mins. 6 secs.] Filmmaker John Maringouin ("Big River Man") has a new feature film called "Ghostbox Cowboy" which just had its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival. David Zellner shines in this darkly comedic morality tale that examines the inner workings of China’s economic engine and the lengths outsiders will to go to get in on the game. Texan Jimmy Van Horn (Zellner) arrives in China brimming with optimism, only to realize that acquiring a share of the country’s rapidly growing riches is not as easy as it appeared from back home. Armed with an absurd product pitch and short on the charisma or quick thinking needed to convince local businessmen of his sincerity, Jimmy soon finds himself out of funds, leaving him at the mercy of those who promise to help him stay in the place he’s gambled away his entire livelihood to be. John Maringouin is joined in this segment with his wife and producer Molly Lynch.

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