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Jeff Reichert
Jeff Reichert is the writer/director of the new documentary film Gerrymandering which will be in theaters nationwide this Fall.

Entries by Jeff Reichert

Dear New York City's Uninsured: Screw You, Love Governor Cuomo

(156) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 10:43 AM

On the morning of November 28, the day after Thanksgiving, while Americans across the country line up for Black Friday deals, a queue of a different kind was scheduled to form in New York City. At 5 a.m., the doors of Manhattan's massive Javits Center were to open, not for...

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Gerrymandering: How's it Gonna Be?

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2010 | 11:47 PM

One week from today Gerrymandering will be in select theaters nationwide. (On 10/12 we're doing a special one-night event at a number of theaters around the country - check here for details.) The reviews are starting to roll in and they're running the gamut from "

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On the Road

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2010 | 1:56 PM

On October 15th, three weeks from today, Gerrymandering will hit theaters across the country. That's the two year anniversary of our mishap-ridden first day of shooting which I chronicled at the old film blog. Right now we're set to open in New York (Village East), Los Angeles (Nuart),...

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What Is Prison-Based Gerrymandering?

(19) Comments | Posted September 3, 2010 | 11:24 AM

The issue of prison-based gerrymandering has gotten a lot of ink lately around the country, so to better explain it for a wider audience, I thought I'd open up this space to one of my favorite people I met during the making of Gerrymandering: Peter Wagner of the...

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Redistricting Reforms Worth Watching

(2) Comments | Posted August 13, 2010 | 3:56 PM

Back in my first blog post here a few months ago, I briefly described how the research and production of my film Gerrymandering led me inexorably to the conclusion that our redistricting system needs an overhaul and that, having made a movie about it, I might be in...

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You Can't Please Everyone

(6) Comments | Posted August 3, 2010 | 2:59 PM

In the few months since Gerrymandering premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, "Jeff Reichert Gerrymandering" has rocketed to the top of my most frequently Googled phrases. I'm not proud of this fact, but like all filmmakers I am a nervous parent: we anxiously scan for any sign of our offspring's...

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End Gerrymandering

(15) Comments | Posted May 12, 2010 | 6:30 PM

Five years ago, when first I set out to make a movie about the 2003 gerrymandering scandal in Texas, a film about redistricting politics seemed like fun--an intellectual challenge for a first-time filmmaker interested in figuring out how to capture on film an invisible system that few are aware of,...

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