Indie filmmaker Robert Greenwald, best known for his scathing documentaries on Wal-Mart and Fox News, is taking aim at the billionaire brothers Charles Koch and David Koch and “their drive to buy our democracy,” according to the blog of his Brave New Foundation.
Supporters received an email today announcing a “Guerrilla Drive In” somewhere in Manhattan next week. “What will the action entail?” says the email (forwarded by a recipient to me). “It’s all tightly under wraps for the next few days – but it’ll involve a free short movie and free popcorn.”
The event “will force the Kochs to respond to immense public pressure” and “be in a place you’d never expect to see a movie,” according to the associated website, Guerilla-drive-in.com. My bet? It’ll be at or near 740 Park Avenue, a 9,000-sf apartment David Koch purchased for $18 million. It’s one of the properties featured on the video embedded here, which was unveiled yesterday by Greenwald on his KochBrothersExposed.com website. I’d bet it will be the feature presentation for attendees. It transposes video of the various luxurious Koch residences with people Greenwald contends have been harmed by policies the Kochs support financially.
Among their various efforts, the Kochs have been involved in the Wisconsin tussle with its public unions. Greenwald and his Brave New Foundation to use media and new media to promote social justice issues. His Wal-Mart documentary, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, is believed to had a significant effect on the retailer’s efforts to improve its public image, if not its treatment of employees.