by Jason Cohn

The First Angry Man, directed by Jason Cohn, centers on the anti-tax movement in California lead by Howard Jarvis, a political outsider who successfully campaigned for the passage of Proposition 13, which sparked a nationwide anti-tax movement that became part of the backbone of the modern conservative movement in the United States. The film uses archival footage to follow Jarvis’ media campaign against high property taxes in California in the 1970s and his confrontation with then-governor Jerry Brown over the issue.