ABOUT

If you ever wondered how the great public ambitions of postwar America collapsed into the bitter parsimony of the permanent tax revolt, look no further than Howard Jarvis, whose 1978 ballot initiative, Proposition 13, changed everything in California and beyond. The First Angry Man unpacks the dramatic campaign, its quirky characters and the enduring consequences that continue to define our times.

Proposition 13 slashed property taxes in California. But more importantly, it launched a nationwide tax revolt that continues unabated today. The forty years since Proposition 13 has witnessed historic growth in economic inequality and the unraveling of America’s safety net.

The First Angry Man  frames this history for an audience that was raised with an aversion to taxation and government, without fully understanding the consequences for schools, health services, public safety, and public infrastructure.

The First Angry Man  is presented in association with KCET and will air on PBS SoCal and other stations  beginning October 13, 2020. See air times below or check your local listings. 

Funding for this film provided by

TRAILER

Watch the Film

Upcoming Air Dates

KRCB  (Cotati, CA) Oct. 23, 2020 at 8pm

KPJK (San Mateo, CA) Oct. 28, 2020 at 8pm

KMOS (Columbia, MO) Oct. 30, 2020 at 7pm

WNIT  (South bend, IN) Nov. 1, 2020 at 10pm

KVCR  (San Bernadino) Nov. 2, 2020 at 4pm

KPBS  (San Diego, CA) Nov. 2, 2020 at 11pm

KVPT  (Fresno/Visalia, CA) Nov. 2, 2020 at 11pm

VEGAS PBS  (Las Vegas) Nov. 2, 2020 at 11pm

KCET (Los Angeles) Nov. 3, 2020 at 8pm

WEFS (Orlando, FL) Nov. 3, 2020 at 10pm

KENW (Albuquerque, NM) Nov. 4, 2020 at 7pm 

KRMA (Denver, CO) Nov. 13, 2020 at 3pm 

KTSC (Colorado Springs, CO) Nov. 13, 2020 at 3pm 

 

More to come….

 

Contact Us About Hosting a Screening:

14 + 10 =

TEAM

Bread and Butter Films in association with KCET and Catticus Corp. Presents “THE FIRST ANGRY MAN

A film by JASON ANDREW COHN and  CAMILLE SERVAN-SCHREIBER

Music by  CHRISTOPHER RIFE
Edited by  KEVIN JONES and STEPHANIE MECHURA
Associate Producer  NINA GOODBY
Senior Producer STEPHEN TALBOT
Music by  CHRISTOPHER RIFE
Impact Producer JACKIE KRENTZMAN
Executive Producer JONATHAN LOGAN
Executive Producer for KCET JUAN DEVIS
Co-Producer for KCET JUSTIN CRAM
Produced by CAMILLE SERVAN-SCHREIBER
Written and Directed by JASON ANDREW COHN

CONTACT US

Camille Servan-Schreiber

[email protected]
415.305.0943

Jason Andrew Cohn

[email protected]
415.786.8941