Film Screening: Better This World

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Location: Springfield, IL


Unfortunately, the screening edition of the film did not arrive in time. This event has been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

How did two boyhood friends from Midland, Texas wind up arrested on terrorism charges at the 2008 Republican National Convention? Better This World follows the journey of David McKay (22) and Bradley Crowder (23) from political neophytes to accused domestic terrorists with a particular focus on the relationship they develop with a radical activist mentor in the six months leading up to their arrests. A dramatic story of idealism, loyalty, crime and betrayal, Better This World goes to the heart of the War on Terror and its impact on civil liberties and political dissent in post-9/11 America.

Springfield ACLU will be co-sponsoring (with Liberty Brew & View) a showing of the film “Better This World” on February 21, 2012, at 7 pm, at Capitol City Bar & Grill’s theater room. A great venue for a great film, followed by a panel discussion with ACLU and guest civil liberties speaker to be determined. The event is free (donations welcomed).