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Requiem for the American Dream

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 8:00pm
We are proud to announce a second screening for March 2017!

Casket Cinema drops the science with MIT’s Noam Chomsky and his documentary “Requiem for an American Dream”. Based on his book, this film debuted at the Tribeca Film Fest in 2016. This film guides us through our end stage American capitalism and predicts the current rise of Fascism. Many will be amazed by the prophetic insights Chomsky sermonizes in this film.

Expertly shot and directed this documentary stands apart from many films Chomsky has appeared in. Special guests for this Casket will be philosopher Wolfgang Tattenbach and others. They will talk with Casket Cinema Co-founder Mark Wojahn after the film. 
REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time – the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few.
Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality – tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority – while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation.
Profoundly personal and thought provoking, Chomsky provides penetrating insight into what may well be the lasting legacy of our time – the death of the middle class, and swan song of functioning democracy. A potent reminder that power ultimately rests in the hands of the governed, REQUIEM is required viewing for all who maintain hope in a shared stake in the future.


  • Doors at 7:30pm
  • Movie at 8pm
  • Discussion follows

Special guests

  • Wolfgang Tattenbach
  • Others TBD


  • Cost: Donation of $5-10 will go to pay the filmmaker. 
  • Please bring friends and BYOB. Admission is usually by donation unless noted.