Coming to DVD and VOD tomorrow, Tuesday, December 4:
UNITED WE FAN
Hot Docs 2018
DOC NYC, AFI Docs
An exploration of ardent fans and their efforts to save struggling television programs.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
When fans learned that STAR TREK was slated for cancellation in 1968, they spearheaded a letter-writing campaign in an attempt to save the show. Years later, passionate devotees of CAGNEY AND LACEY successfully rescued that series and, seeing the influence they wielded, formed an advocacy organization to protect other programs. Today, fans harness the power of social media in creative ways to save beloved but endangered shows. Entertaining and illuminating, Michael Sparaga’s film explores the powerful synergy between popular culture and fandom.