If you haven’t heard of this film, The Youngest Candidate is a feature length documentary that follows four young people running for office. It’s meant to bring awareness to the little known fact that US citizens can run for office at age 18. It looks like a great movie and has been supported by Michael Moore, who made the films Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11.
The director, Jason Pollock, has been working on the film for three years, but hasn’t been able to to get anyone to pick it up. However, he recently just announced that the movie will be premiering at the Majestic Crest Theater in Los Angeles, CA on June 29th.
The artwork for this film may look familiar. Legendary street artist Shepard Fairey of Obey did all of the artwork for the film and also blogged about his reason for wanting to do the artwork to help the film get exposure. You can read his blog here.
I really want to see this. I love anything that is about empowering the youth to do something positive.