Oct. 3, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FILMMAKER WANTS AMERICANS TO WAKE UP BEFORE ITíS TOO LATE

In the new film America: Freedom to Fascism, Hollywood producer/director Aaron Russo (The Rose, Trading Places) calls on all Americans to put partisan politics aside to stop the erosion of civil liberties and the destruction of the Constitution.

Los Angeles, CA October 3, 2006 Ė- While billed as necessary tools for the ďWar on Terror,Ē the Surveillance and Detainee Treatment bills passed by Congress could have dire implications for Americans who still think they live in the land of the free.

"For the first time in our nationís history our representatives have just voted for the right to hold you indefinitely in a secret detention facility, put you on trial based on evidence you cannot see and sentence you to death based on hearsay or testimony that has been gathered from torture," says filmmaker Aaron Russo.

"Subsection 4(b) (26) of section 950v. of HR 6166 claims you can be tried in a military court if you are, 'Any person subject to this chapter who, in breach of an allegiance or duty to the United States, knowingly and intentionally aids an enemy of the United States, or one of the co-belligerents of the enemy.' Can you -- or anyone you know -- define what a 'co-belligerent' is? And how do we know whoís been classified as an enemy?"

In his new film America: Freedom to Fascism, Russo uncovers the governmentís plan for stolen elections, a police state with a national ID card and ultimately a new world order. ďThe truth is this country is being forced into fascism by fear and intimidation coming from our own government," Russo warns. "They are destroying our Constitution and the media isnít even covering it!Ē

Because he believes there is little time left before all civil liberties are gone, Russo is making his film available immediately at his website even though itís just now opening in theaters. Last weekend it received standing ovations and sold out crowds in Denver and Portland and will be opening wider on Friday October 6th in Beverly Hills, Tempe, Tucson, Salt Lake City, Nashville and Dallas.

ďWeíre at a critical moment in our nationís history right now,Ē Russo says. ďAnd if that means I have to take a hit financially, so be it. Itís time to stop being good Democrats. Itís time to stop being good Republicans -- and itís time to start being good Americans. People from all political parties should get the film at FreedomToFascism.com and hold house party screenings before itís too late. Realize that our government, and that means both political parties, along with war profiteers, want to stifle, intimidate and now eliminate people -- and that, we have to stop.Ē

To schedule an interview with Aaron Russo contact Good Karma Public Relations at 805-653-1588 or email GoodKarma@GoodKarmaPR.com

 

AMERICA: FREEDOM TO FASCISM

OPENING OCTOBER 6
Beverly Hills, CA
Laemmle Music Hall 3
9036 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, 90211
5:00pm  7:30pm  10:00pm  

Aaron Russo will be speaking with the audience after the 7:30 and 10pm screenings

 

Tempe & Tucson, Arizona

Harkins Valley Art
505 South Mill Ave. Tempe, AZ 85281

The Loft Cinema
3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85716

 

Salt Lake City, UT
Tower Theater

876 East 900 South Salt Lake City, UT 84105

 

Nashville, TN
Belcourt Theatre

2102 Belcourt Ave. Nashville, TN 37212

 

Dallas, TX
Angelika Film Center

5321 East Mockingbird Lane Dallas, TX 75206

 

OPENING OCTOBER 20
Houston, TX
Angelika Film Center

500 Texas St. Houston, TX 77002