THEATER 2 Wed, Nov 29, 2023 6:00 PM
THEATER 1 Sat, Dec 2, 2023 12:00 PM
THEATER 2 Sun, Dec 3, 2023 12:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2023
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Joe Peeler
Rebecca Landsberry-Baker


In 2015, the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma became one of only five federally recognized tribes to legislate free press protections by transferring oversight of Mvskoke Media from the executive branch to an independent editorial board. But three years after the election of a new principal chief, a small faction of legislators conspired via a secretive “emergency session” to repeal the Free Press Act, turning control back over to the chief and his cabinet. Censorship came swiftly, and tribal citizens erupted with shock and anger. BAD PRESS follows the journey of tenacious Muscogee reporter Angel Ellis as she fights to bring free press back, and provides unparalleled insight into the inner workings of a modern Native American tribe, revealing for the first time a holistic look into the structure of its media, sovereign government, and election process. Directors Rebecca Landsberry-Baker and Joe Peeler in attendance November 29.