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Casting an unflinching eye at two Tea Party activists, Town Hall follows Katy and John from the battleground state of Pennsylvania who believe America's salvation lies in a return to true conservative values. The film is more than a political treatise but a tone poem that immerses the viewer in Katy and John’s world, painting a portrait of the fears of those who believe they will be left behind by a nation's transition.
Katy, a young stay-at-home mom turned Tea Party spokesperson, is gifted a new identity, steeled by the voices of conservative media. She is a political novice rocketed to media stardom after a sensational confrontation at a town hall meeting with her senator.
A retired businessman and lifelong Republican, John believes the America he knows is slipping away. Heading up a local Tea Party group is his last and best chance at stanching the changes he is witnessing all around him. John is also forced to make difficult decisions that reveal the complicated relationship between his principles and demands of life when he is unable to afford his aging mother’s health care.