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"Swing State" on DVD

By admin Published: September 29, 2008

The documentary about the '06 Ohio governor's race, which was shown in Kent over the weekend, arrives on Nov. 4. Yes, Election Day. It will include a tribute to Stephanie Tubbs Jones. Full announcement after the jump.

Just how important is Ohio to the Presidential election? Find out in the feature-length documentary, Swing State, available for the first time on DVD on November 4, 2008 from Morningstar Entertainment. Featuring interviews with Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards, John Kerry and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and many more, Swing State takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the 2006 Ohio Governor’s race and its impact on today’s Presidential election. Ohio has always been considered a battleground state for the presidency, and this compelling documentary showcases the inner workings of the lives of Congressman Ted Strickland and former Attorney General Lee Fisher and six months of their campaign for Ohio Governor and Lieutenant Governor. A hit on the festival circuit, Swing State was an official selection at the Cleveland International Film Festival and the New Orleans Film Festival. The film was co-directed by Jason Zone Fisher, John Intrater and H. Spencer Young. Swing State is priced to own at $19.98 with a pre-order date of September 30, 2008.

Experience the political maneuvering between J. Kenneth Blackwell, the Republican responsible for “delivering” Ohio to George Bush in 2004, and Ted Strickland, the tough Democratic candidate for Governor, and Lee Fisher, the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor. Focused on the political process and the dramatic journey of the Fisher family, Swing State is a timely topic for political junkies just in time for the Presidential election.

Swing State is an intimate look at how a political campaign really works. The camera takes us truly behind-the-scenes, with a birds-eye view of how campaigning impacts everyone involved,” said Jason Moring, Vice President Sales and Acquisitions, Morningstar Entertainment. “Due to the tight presidential race, we expect this documentary to be compelling entertainment for those who have always wondered how much blood, sweat and tears go into a political campaign.”

Delving into the political drama of the 2006 gubernatorial race in Ohio, Swing State follows the family of Democrat Lee Fisher who is running for Lieutenant Governor in tandem with Ted Strickland who is taking on controversial Republican J. Kenneth Blackwell for the Governorship. Scandal and mudslinging are all part of the plot as are real human emotions and triumphs. Being filmed by his own son, the election is a personal comeback for Fisher as he lost the Governor’s race in 1998. Featuring interviews with Bill Clinton, John Kerry, Bill Richardson, Madeleine Albright, Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Edwards, Swing State is a comprehensive and emotional journey through the life of a local political family.

The DVD special features include: (run time approx 30 minutes)
· Deleted Scenes (16)
· Interview Trailer
· Tribute to the late Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones

Price: $19.98 ...
Street Date: November 4, 2008
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Languages: English
Running time: 93 minutes
Catalog Number: SWS2191
UPC: 0-63634-02191-9
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