Film director Brian Springer’s SPIN takes us through a surreal exposé of media-constructed reality and reveals how U.S. media personalities’ have contemptuous plans for their viewers.

TV out-takes appropriated from network satellite feeds unravel the tightly spun fabric of television, a system which silences public debates and furthers the intolerance of anyone outside the pack of journalists, politicians, spin doctors and televangelists who manufacture the news.

Using the 1992 presidential election as his springboard, Springer captures the behind-the-scenes schemings of politicians and newscasters in the early 1990s.

Pat Robertson banters about “homos,” Al Gore learns how to avoid abortion questions, George H. W. Bush talks to Larry King about Halcion—all presuming they are off camera.

SPIN is a follow-up of the 1992 film Feed; for which Springer provided much of the raw satellite footage.

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  • Release date1995
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  • Director(s)Brian Springer