From Oct ’06 Spotlight: While the political right tunes into talk radio, the political left is channeling its creative energy into documentary filmmaking. With the next round of congressional elections a mere month away, Nick Doob and Chris Hegedus (best known for The War Room from 1993) are releasing Al Franken: God Spoke which opens at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago on Friday, October 6.
God Spoke captures Franken in a period of transition from “comedian” to “politician.” (The film ends with Franken mulling over advice from Walter Mondale as he calculates his chances in a 2008 run for the Minnesota seat once held by Senator Paul Wellstone.) Franken says his political consciousness was born in 1964 when his father chose Lyndon Johnson over Barry Goldwater. Originally from New York, Franken senior had always considered himself “a Jacob Javitz Republican,” but he told his son “no Jew can be against Civil Rights,” voted Democratic, and never looked back.
For more details consult the Music Box website: