Election Day in the U.S.

Behind the Freedom Curtain (1957)While you wait for the results, check out two films from the Prelinger collection:

Tuesday in November (1945), a U.S. Office of War Information production, shows the election process and argues that American democracy is so robust that we can put on a free and highly contested election even in wartime. John Houseman made this film with Nicholas Ray’s assistance. Unfortunately not well known, this film is a landmark of idealist documentary film. Our copy is made from a beat-up 16mm distribution print and could be better, but the good news is that plans are afoot to preserve this film once and for all.

Behind the Freedom Curtain (1957) is a promo for the Automatic Voting Machine Co. of Jamestown, N.Y., explaining how mechanical voting machines count every vote fairly and make it impossible to steal elections.

U.S. residents, vote early and often!

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