Slay the Dragon: Live Stream Event


Barak Goodman, Chris Durrance
Not Rated
Run Time: 
101 mins

Magnolia Pictures and the Traverse City Film Festival are partnering to present State and Bijou patrons an exclusive opportunity to catch the award-winning and TCFF 2019 favorite SLAY THE DRAGON before it available anywhere else. And proceeds will support the State and Bijou staff during this time of closure! Plus, we really miss the experience of us all sitting in a dark room together to experience great film, so we are trying to approximated that feeling while we're at home flattening the curve. And this is a great, inspiring, and urgent story set right here in Michigan! 

100% of Streaming Proceeds through 4/3 will benefit the TCFF, State and Bijou. Thank you, Magnolia!!!

Following the Wednesday, April 1 at 6 pm streaming you can join Michael Moore and subject Katie Fahey (Voters Not Politicians) for a post-film discussion. Online platform details coming soon!

This shocking political doc is not only one of the most important films to see this year, it's also somehow one of the most invigorating, especially for us Michiganders. The dragon here is the crazy shapes made on maps by the corrupt practice of gerrymandering, when one political party draws redistricting lines to help ensure future elections go in their favor. Beginning with a dive into the (still ongoing) Flint water crisis, Barak Goodman and Chris Durrance trace how “packing” and “cracking” leads to marginalized communities, discriminatory laws, state-wide emergencies, and politicians who no longer work for the people. Why would they when they are guaranteed re-election? But the film also features the slayers, ordinary folks working to put the power back in the hands of the people, such as Michigan’s Katie Fahey, whose grassroots Voters Not Politicians won the battle with Prop 2, and could help set us on a path to win the war. Whether or not you are already familiar with this paramount issue, you won’t want to miss this simply stirring film about the fight for fair elections in America. 


  • Purchase your stream at the link above for $12.
  • The distributor, Magnolia Pictures, will sell you a rental and send you a link that will be valid for 30 days/72 hours once the link is accessed for viewing. 
  • Those interested in participating in the group watch can on the day of the screening (Wednesday, April 1 at 6 pm) use the link to access the film on any internet-connected device, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones. You should also be able to view it on SmartTVs and devices by casting via AppleTV and Chromecast. Press play at 6 pm! 
    • OR Purchase the stream and use the link whenever is convenient for you! You'll still be supporting the State and Bijou!
  • Following the viewing of this thought-provoking film we working on a way for us to come together digitally to discuss the films. Stay tuned for more details. 


You can easily watch on your computer, smartphone, or tablet, or cast to your Apple TV or Google Chromecast.

If you have an Apple TV, make sure that it’s connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the device you used to purchase the film. Then, click in the playback window and select your Apple TV.

If you have a Google Chromecast, make sure that it’s connected to the Wi-Fi network as the device you used to purchase the film. Then, click in the playback window and select your Google Chromecast.

*Please note this arrangement with Magnolia — in these especially unprecedented times — means we’re unable to offer member pricing.