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North Carolina – once a beacon of light and generosity in a sea of red state reactionary politics – is now one of the most regressive and intentionally belligerent states in the union. The new documentary Democracy for Sale featuring NC native Zach Galifianakis uncovers the role that money has played in this shift and offers a lesson for the rest of the nation.

We’re thrilled to be partnering with Appalachian Voices, Democracy NC, The NC NAACP, and many others to organize more than a dozen screenings across North Carolina to inform and mobilize residents to demand campaign finance reform, environmental protection, and an end to racist gerrymandering.

Democracy For Sale is part of the EPIX original documentary series “America Divided” Executive Produced by Common, Norman Lear and Shonda Rhimes. The five-part series features narratives of inequality in education, housing, health care, labor, criminal justice and the political system. Created by Divided Films with support from WK Kellogg Foundation, Just Films Ford Foundation, The JPB Foundation, and Open Society Foundations.

Check out the schedule of dates and cities below.  No tickets needed, seating will be given on a first come first serve basis. 

Monday January 23rd at 7pm – Cullowhee
A K Hinds University Center – WCU
Room 210, Memorial Dr.
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Hosted by: Student Democracy Coalition.

Tuesday January 24th at 7pm – Walnut Cove
Rising Star
915 Windmill St.
Walnut Cove, NC 27052
Hosted by: Appalachian Voices.

Tuesday January 24th at 7pm – Greensboro (first screening)
Geeksboro Coffee & Beverage Company
2134 Lawndale Dr.
Greensboro, North Carolina 27408
Hosted by: Mixed Tape Foundation, R.I.S.E., and GRAWL.

Wednesday January 25th at 7pm – Asheville (first screening)
The Grail Moviehouse
45 S French Broad Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
Hosted by: Buncombe County NAACP, Clean Water for NC, Democracy NC, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, and Southern Environmental Law Center.

Thursday January 26th at 7pm – Asheville (second screening)
Ferguson Auditorium at AB Tech
340 Victoria Rd.
Asheville NC 28801
Hosted by: Buncombe County NAACP, Clean Water for NC, Democracy NC, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, and Southern Environmental Law Center.

Thursday January 26th at 7pm – Bakersville
The Old Courthouse
11 N Mitchell Ave.
Bakersville, NC 28705
Hosted by: Yancey Mitchell NAACP.

Saturday January 28th at 8pm (doors open at 7pm) – Saxapahaw
Haw River Ballroom
1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Rd.
Saxapahaw, NC 27340
Hosted by: Appalachian VoicesHaw River Ballroom and Working Films.

Sunday January 29th at 3pm – Shelby
Newgrass Brewing
213 S Lafayette St.
Shelby, NC 28150
Hosted by: MountainTrue, and Broad River Alliance.

Monday January 30th at 7pm – Morganton
Brown Mountain Bottleworks
115 E Union St.
Morganton, NC 28655
Hosted by: Citizen:Earth Media, and North Carolina Association of Educators.

Tuesday January 31st at 7pm – Fayetteville
Cameo Art House Theatre
225 Hay St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Hosted by: The Fayetteville Branch NAACP and Fayetteville NOW.

Tuesday January 31st at 7pm – Salisbury
The Norvell Theatre
135 E Fisher St.
Salisbury, NC 28144
Hosted by: Yadkin Riverkeeper.

Wednesday February 1st at 7pm – Wilmington (first screening)
The Cameron Art Museum
3201 S 17th St.
Wilmington, NC 28412
Hosted by: Democracy NC, and New Hanover County NAACP.

Wednesday February 1st at 6:30pm – Charlotte UNCC (first screening)
UNCC Student Union Theater
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte NC 28223
Hosted by: Customer49.

Thursday February 2nd at 7pm – Durham
Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – Fellowship Hall
4907 Garrett Rd.
Durham, NC 27707
Hosted by: The Durham People’s Alliance, and NC WARN.

Friday February 3rd at 7pm – Chapel Hill
Church of Reconciliation
110 N Elliott Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Hosted by: Southern Environmental Law Center, Church of Reconciliation Justice and Peace Committee, and Raging Grannies.

Saturday February 4th at 1pm – Greenville
CM Eppes Recreation Center
400 Nash St.
Greenville, NC 27834
Hosted by: Coalition Against Racism, Democracy NC, and Pitt County NAACP.

Monday February 6th at 7pm – Boone
Price Lake Room at ASU
287 Rivers St.
Boone, NC 28608
Hosted by: Appalachian Voices, Democracy Matters, and Democracy NC.

Monday February 6th at 6pm – Winston Salem
Green Street United Methodist Church
639 S. Green Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Hosted by: Democracy NC, NC Council of Churches, NC WARN, and R.I.S.E. Together Piedmont Triad.

Tuesday February 7th at 7pm – Raleigh (first screening)
Community UCC
814 Dixie Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
Hosted by: 350 Triangle, and the CUCC Social Justice Committee.

Tuesday February 7th at 7pm – Goldsboro
Saint Mark Church of Christ
700 W Ash St.
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Hosted by: Down East Coal Ash Coalition and Wayne County NAACP.

Tuesday February 7th at 6pm – New Bern
UU Fellowship of New Bern
308 Meadows St.
New Bern, NC 28560
Hosted by: Craven County NAACP and Democracy New Bern.

Tuesday February 7th at 7pm – Tryon
Tryon Theatre
45 S Trade St.
Tryon, NC 28782
Hosted by: Indivisible Foothills Carolina.

Tuesday February 7th at 7:30pm – Asheboro
Auditorium at R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center
Randolph Community College
629 Industrial Park Avenue
Asheboro, NC 27205
Hosted by: Randolph County NAACP.

Wednesday February 8th at 7pm – Raleigh (second screening)
Hunt Library at NCSU
1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC 27606
Hosted by: Public Schools First, and NCSU Libraries.

Thursday February 9th at 6pm – Charlotte CPCC (second screening)
Overcash Building, 2nd Floor
1206 Elizabeth Ave. 
CharlotteNC 28204
Hosted by: Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, Clean Air Carolina, and Greenpeace.

Thursday February 9th at 7pm – Greensboro (second screening)
NC A&T General Classroom Building Rm. 218
601 N Benbow Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27405
Hosted by: ONWARD, The Multicultural Student Center at NC A&T University, and Beloved Community Center.

Thursday February 9th at 7pm – Wilmington (second screening) 
Union Station at CFCC
502 N Front St. (entrance at corner of Front & Red Cross).
Wilmington NC, 28401.
Hosted by: New Hanover County NAACP, and CFCC Feminist Alliance.

Thursday February 9th at 8pm – Elon
Turner Theatre
Schar Hall, School of Communications
123 Williamson Avenue
Elon, NC 27244
Hosted by: The Elon chapter of the NC Student Legislature.

Wednesday February 22nd at 7pm – Roxboro
Kirby Cultural Arts Complex
213 N. Main St.
Roxboro, NC 27573
Hosted by: You Can Vote and People’s Alliance.

If your city isn’t on the list and you’d like to bring Democracy for Sale to your town, contact Andy at amyers@workingfilms.org.

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