America ReFramed

Town Hall

Season 02  Episode 17

Set during the Obama era, TOWN HALL casts an unflinching eye at Katy and John, two Tea Party activists from the battleground state of Pennsylvania who believe America's salvation lies in a return to true conservative values. In Katy, we see a political novice rocketed to media stardom after a sensational confrontation at a town hall meeting with her senator. A young stay-at-home mom turned Tea Party spokesperson, she is gifted a new identity, steeled by the voices of conservative media. For John, a retired former businessman and lifelong Republican, the America he knows is slipping away. Heading up a local Tea Party group is his last, best chance at stanching the changes he is witnessing all around him, but his principles will be tested when he is unable to afford his aging mother’s health care.

An immersive portrait, TOWN HALL is a time capsule of the burgeoning 21st century right-wing movement.