Winner of the Sundance Audience Award
Joining with "Bowling for Columbine" and "Super Size Me," "The Corporation" forms a new documentary subgenre: the angry, anti-corporate rant. Directed by Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott and Joel Bakan, the film begins with the fascinating revelation that corporations are considered people under the law. Charting their rise and eventual consumption of America, the filmmakers conclude that if a corporation is indeed a person, it fits all the criteria of a psychopath. Interviewees such as Michael Moore and Noam Chomsky chime in with their opinions, and it feels like a breath of air. Running 145 minutes, the film barely has enough time to get its main points in, and it could have gone on much longer and still remained fascinating. Maybe we can hope for an uncut version to run as a TV miniseries. Source: Rob Blackwelder, SPLICEDwire.
Thu October 28, 2004, 7:00 & 9:45, Muenzinger Auditorium
Canada, 2003, in English and Spanish, Color, 145 min, not rated