'One Vote' film shares stories of diverse American voters including Chicago's Club Lucky

  • "One Vote" documentary features the iconic Chicago's Club Lucky, the last tavern polling place in the U.S.

    "One Vote" documentary features the iconic Chicago's Club Lucky, the last tavern polling place in the U.S. Courtesy of One Vote

Updated 10/9/2020 6:53 PM

"One Vote," the critically-acclaimed, non-partisan documentary highlights the compelling stories of diverse citizens across the country on Election Day 2016.

Among the film's five stories, "One Vote" features the staff and voters of Bucktown's iconic Club Lucky, the last tavern polling place in the U.S.


In addition to Club Lucky, the film also follows Warren Buffett, the iconic American investor who devotes his Election Day to transporting voters in Omaha to the polls via trolley; Dr. Brenda Williams, a gospel-singing physician who heals and empowers disenfranchised citizens in rural South Carolina; Alaska's Bondy family, who travel 222 miles by dogsled, snowmobile and car to reach their polling place; and Michael Hiser, a former felon casting an emotional vote in Kentucky for the first time since his right to vote was restored.

Club Lucky has been a polling place for more than 40 years, in part due to the commitment of its owner, cast member Jim Higgins. "When people come to Club Lucky, they really feel like they found an old gem. I wanted to continue that tradition," said Higgins. "I realize how important it is to have a convenient location to vote. I remember from my childhood days, how we would walk a block and a half and cast our ballots. It was convenient, everyone was happy and we participated," added Higgins.

Filmed in five locations each with a single camera entirely on a single day, the film captures the humanity and rich diversity of American voters and is a call to action to voters and Election volunteers.

"We are accustomed to engaging in political discourse from the top down, focused on politicians, polls and pundits. One Vote reminds us that the basis of democracy is really the individual vote, an intensely personal act that stirs emotion as it breathes life into the relationship between the individual and society," says One Vote director Christine Woodhouse. "On Election Day, voters are the real stars. Missing from most media coverage are the many unsung stories, the generosity and kindness, that are on display across the U.S. each Election. We are privileged to bring these uplifting stories to Americans at a moment when they are truly needed," added Woodhouse.

At times funny, surprising, and heart wrenching, One Vote connects viewers with the struggles of generations past and voters' dreams for the future. The film is non-partisan, appropriate for viewers of all ages and now available on multiple streaming platforms, including iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and Google Play, or at www.onevote.us/watch-now. The documentary is also being shown in schools and universities throughout the country.

To learn more and preview the trailer, please visit onevote.us and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter @OneVoteMovie.

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