PoliWood is a 2009 documentary film directed by Barry Levinson and produced by Tim Daly, Robin Bronk and Robert E. Baruc.

Directed byBarry Levinson
Produced byTim Daly
Robin Bronk
Robert E. Baruc
Jason Sosonoff
CinematographyAengus James
Adam Jandrup
Edited byAaron Yanes
Distributed byScreen Media Films
Release date
  • May 1, 2009 (2009-05-01) (Tribeca Film Festival)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States


The Democratic and Republican National Conventions held in 2008 during the USA Presidential Elections are examined in depth in PoliWood, which features interviews with well-known Hollywood celebrities like Susan Sarandon and Anne Hathaway.[1]


Debuts and receptions

PoliWood had its premiere at Tribeca Film y 1, 2009[2] and continued screening through various film festivals including the 2009 Maryland film festival,[3] Austin Film Festival,[4] Denver Starz Film Festival[5] and the 2010 Sedona Film Festival and Artivist Film Festival. It also got a special screening at Paley Center for Media in New York on October 29, 2009. The event was attended by Poliwood director and producers. It had its TV premiere November 2, 2009 on Showtime.[6]


  1. Lowry, Rich (1929-01-15). "Smile! You're in PoliWood". Politico. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  2. "Tribeca Film Festival highlights". Variety. 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  3. Archived November 1, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  4. "Husted: Film release brings stars back to Denver". The Denver Post. Retrieved 2016-01-15.

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