“One Person One Vote” – New Documentary Film on Electoral College from Juson

From first-time director, Maximina Juson (and Culver City resident), comes One Person, One Vote?  The upcoming feature-length documentary about the “untold story” of the Electoral College will make its world premiere at The Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles during Black History Month.

One Person, One Vote? (OPOV) will screen on February 10, 6 pm, and February 11, 3:15 pm at Cinemark Theaters Baldwin Hills Crenshaw 15 and XD, 4020 Marlton Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90008, and will be followed by a Q&A with the director and film crew.

The film pulls the curtain back on the Electoral College –– exploring the unique and opaque system by which America elects its highest official –– through the eyes of four dynamic electors from different parties (a Republican, a Democrat, a Green Party, and a Kanye West elector) whose motivations range from the noble to the absurd.

Director Juson shares, “This film is for everyone who votes for president in the United States, no matter which side of the aisle you happen to sit on. Not only do the vast majority of Americans lack an understanding of how the Electoral College works, but most also don’t know why we have it in the first place.” Juson adds, “It’s an honor to premiere this film at the most prestigious Black film festival in the country, especially since the forgotten history of the Electoral College is one that has impacted the Black community in very profound ways.”

OPOV features an array of voices representing all sides of current Electoral College events intercut with commentary from dynamic subject matter experts including Lead Historian Dr. Paul Finkelman, Columbia School of Journalism Dean Jelani Cobb, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Carol Anderson, who place the Electoral College in its historical context. Kelly McCreary of “Grey’s Anatomy” makes a cameo as one of several actors — cast by New York Theater Workshop Artistic Director, Patricia McGregor — who bring theatrical gravitas with their performances of historical quotes. Score composed by multi-Grammy award-winning music producer Mark Batson. Stunning animation by artist Pierre Bennu.

Susan Gordon

The Actors' Gang