Fake news! Attack on Science! Subversion of the Legal System! This film explores the highly topical issues of media manipulation, science for hire, and perversion of the legal system … all through the lens of the Deflategate scandal. Through interviews with attorneys, journalists, professors, and fans, the film examines how accusations of deflated footballs became a national obsession. The film goes beyond football to show that the tactics used by the NFL in this scandal are not unique, but are frequently replicated to manipulate public opinion, influence government regulation, muddy the waters around science, and unfairly impact the outcome of court cases.
Q & A to follow with Julie Marron and Jerry Thorton
Julie Marron, Writer and Director of Four Games In Fall. Julie is a Rhode Island native whose previous films include the award-winning documentary, Happygram, which premiered at the RIIFF, winning First Prize for the Providence Film Festival Award
Jerry Thornton, who writes daily for Barstool Sports and co-hosts their NFL podcast Laces Out. He's a stand up comic working clubs all over the northeast and is author of Darkness to Dynasty: The First 40 Years of the New England Patriots. Jerry is the former co-host of WEEI sports radio's "Dale and Holley with Thornton,"