“Requiem for the American Dream
” offers a crisp encapsulation of Noam Chomsky
’s thoughts on where corporate political influence and expanding economic equality are taking our nation as a whole — in a handbasket or otherwise. Needless to say, the diagnosis is not good, if not quite terminal yet, either. This illustrative lecture of sorts, smartly packaged by the “Split: A Divided America
” trio of Peter Hutchinson
, Kelly Nyks
and Jared P. Scott
, would be a very useful addition to public discourse at any time. But it’s particularly so during this election year, and the pic has indeed been quietly accessing a significant viewership in variably limited bookings around the country since late January. Expect continued play expanding to non-commercial educational outlets and overseas, as campaign season plows onward.
The renowned linguist and political critic-activist has appeared and even been the subject of numerous documentaries over the last 20-plus years,