AUDIENCE AWARD - BEST DOCUMENTARY
- Woodstock Film Festival, 2017
HOKA AWARD - BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
- Oxford Film Festival, 2018
FREE PRESS AWARD - BEST SOCIAL JUSTICE DOCUMENTARY
- Columbus Film Festival, 2018
JURY AWARD - BEST DOCUMENTARY
JASON SOLHEIM AWARD - BEST FILM OF FESTIVAL
- Trenton Film Festival, 2018
"The Organizer is an honest portrayal of Wade Rathke and the rise, fall, and potential resurrection of ACORN. You may not agree with Rathke’s politics or tactics, but you will get an honest glimpse of his heart, passion, and the tangible results of his work."
"A Must-See Film for Activists"
"Many of the best organizers I have ever met were working for ACORN. If you never saw ACORN in its prime and wonder what all the talk was about, see this film. And if you recall ACORN but never really heard from the group’s members, it’s all in the film."
"The Organizer may have some of the best footage and personal accounts from those impacted by Hurricane Katrina [in any] film."
"An impressive testament to an impressive figure."
"Taylor has a wonderful way of weaving together archival footage with contemporary interviews and snatches of Rathke's casual daily interactions as he drives about the South in a battered old SUV. ."
"As seen in the film, Wade is such a warm and approachable lead figure... Through the select use of archival footage, director Nick Taylor presents an admirable figure worth more than he could ever give."
"...we can learn from the ACORN Documentary The Organizer"
The Organizer is a well-made movie containing inspirational footage of ACORN — and Rathke — in action. Watching ACORN members practice organizational democracy is refreshing."
"For those concerned about building worker and community power, The Organizer is worth a look."
EAST BAY EXPRESS (Oakland)