Lawrence, KS - Events Local News Groups Contact
scott crow Hosts a Special Screening of “Informant”
Sun, Jun 1, 2014 3pm
1204 Oread, Lawrence, KS 66044 · Cost: Donation
May 27, 2014

Solidarity! Library is hosting a special screening of Informant. Film introduction by scott crow followed by discussion and Q&A.

Solidarity! Library: www.lawrencesolidarity.info
scott crow: www.scottcrow.org
Film info: www.musicboxfilms.com/informant-movies-70.php

Informant is a fascinating portrait of Brandon Darby, a radical left-wing activist turned FBI informant.  In 2005, Darby became an overnight hero when he traveled to Katrina-devastated New Orleans and braved toxic floodwaters to rescue a stranded friend.  Soon after, he co-founded Common Ground, a successful grassroots relief organization.  But over the next few years, he began hiding a shocking secret.  After two young protesters were arrested at the 2008 Republican National Convention, Darby revealed he had been instrumental in their indictment as an FBI informant.  Today, having renounced his left-wing past, he is a tea-party darling who writes regularly for the right-leaning website Breitbart.com.

The only film with access to Darby since his public confession, Informant meticulously constructs a picture of his life – before and after the many death threats he has received – through interviews and tense reenactments starring Darby himself.  Darby’s version of events is accompanied – and often contradicted – by acquaintances and expert commentators, posing complicated questions about trust and the nature of reality.  As David Hanners of St. Paul Pioneer Press suggests, “When you interview people about Brandon Darby, you realize that everyone has a different idea of who he is.”

In addition to trying to unlock the mystery of Brandon Darby, Informant offers an powerful insider look at the hidden use of informants in contemporary America – an especially timely issue in light of the recent leaks about government surveillance.

Starring: Scott Crow, Brandon Darby, Michael T Stewart
Director: Jamie Meltzer

Trending Today
Organizing in 'Small Town USA'
Liberation Staff5,065 views today ·
Kate Tempest's Powerful Intro to Glastonbury 2017
2 min4,485 views today ·
Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek)
David Cain4,448 views today ·
Colin Kaepernick Is Being Blackballed by Billionaire NFL Owners. Here's Why.
Colin Jenkins3,315 views today ·
Americanism Personified: Why Fascism Has Always Been an Inevitable Outcome of the American Project
Colin Jenkins3,046 views today ·
This Facebook Comment About the UK Election Is Going Viral
Chris Renwick1,913 views today ·
Oliver Stone's Inspiring Speech on War, Peace and Speaking Your Truth
3 min1,694 views today ·
Facts Don't Always Convince People - Here's Why and What You Can Do About It
3 min1,600 views today ·
This Animation About The Clitoris Will Amuse and Educate
3 min1,532 views today ·
Load More
What's Next
Independent Media in a Time of War (2003)
30 min
Lolita: Slave to Entertainment (2013)
58 min
Free The Network (2012)
32 min
Like us on Facebook?
scott crow Hosts a Special Screening of “Informant”