Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: Screening of the Documentary ‘Dream On’ on April 12
Press Advisory

Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, April 12, the Center for American Progress’ Reel Progress film series will screen the documentary “Dream On” followed by a Q&A with political comedian John Fugelsang and director Roger Weisberg at the Landmark E Street Cinema.

Dream On” is a documentary that retraces the 1831 journey of Alexis de Tocqueville across the United States, examining the current state of the American dream. Political comedian John Fugelsang leads this tour, capturing the stories of a diverse group of people struggling to get by: senior citizens who have lost their pensions, fast-food workers campaigning for a living wage, and unauthorized immigrants fighting deportation. The post-screening discussion will take a deep dive into how policymakers can revive the American dream, focusing on the structural barriers to economic mobility that low-income individuals face and amplifying policy solutions to ensure equal opportunity for all.

Members of the media can RSVP here.

WHO:

Panelists:
John Fugelsang, Political Comedian and Commentator
Roger Weisberg, Academy Award-Nominated Producer, Director, and Screenwriter

Moderator:
Melissa Boteach, Vice President, Poverty to Prosperity Program, Center for American Progress

WHEN:

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
6:30 p.m. ET – 9:00 p.m. ET

WHERE:

Landmark E Street Cinema
555 11th St. NW
(E Street between 10th and 11th Streets NW)
Washington, D.C., 20004

For more information on this topic or to speak with an expert, contact Liz Bartolomeo at lbartolomeo@americanprogress.org or 202.481.8151.