FOUR GAMES IN FALL: The Deflategate Documentary, Post-Screening Q&A with Director Julie Marron and Executive Producer Kurt RedfieldUSA | 2018 | 95 minutes | Not Rated | Documentary
Directed by Julie Marron
Saturday May 12, 2018
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Julie Marron
Produced by Kurt Redfield, Vineyard Resident
This award-winning documentary from Lemon Martini Productions tackles the highly topical issues of media manipulation, science for hire, and perversion of the legal system, all through the lens of the Deflategate scandal. Through interviews with attorneys, journalists, professors, and fans, the film examines how accusations of deflated footballs became a national obsession.
The film goes beyond the football to show how the tactics utilized by the NFL in this scandal are not unique, but are frequently replicated to manipulate public opinion, influence government regulation, muddy the waters around science, and unfairly impact the outcome of court cases. Four Games in Fall examines how media, science, and the legal system can be undermined and co-opted by powerful interests to achieve ends that frequently run contrary to the functioning of our democracy.
The film features interviews with NFLPA spokesperson George Atallah, NY Law School Professor Robert Blecker, Patriots Attorney Daniel L. Goldberg, MIT Professor John Leonard, Sport Illustrated Legal Analyst and UNH Law School Dean Michael McCann, Jane McManus, formerly with ESPN, Editor of Pulitzer Prize winning Center for Public Integrity Jim Morris, Attorney Jon Ruckdeschel, Author and Barstool Sports writer Jerry Thornton, and consumer psychology Professor Andrew E. Wilson.
2017 Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards - Best Documentary Feature
2017 Accolade Global Film Competition - Best Documentary Feature
2017 Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival - Best Woman Filmmaker
2017 Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival - Best Documentary Feature
2017 International Independent Film Awards - Best Director
2017 International Independent Film Awards - Best Documentary Feature
2018 Impact DOCS - Award of Excellence, Documentary Feature
Julie Marron, Director/Writer - Julie is a Rhode Island native whose previous films include the award-winning documentary, Happygram, which premiered at the Academy qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival in 2015, winning First Prize for the Providence Film Festival Award. The film has since won multiple awards and has been screened at film festivals and in community screenings throughout the US, Europe, and Australia.