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Film Series

Four More Years: An Election Special

 
 
Jul 15—Aug 3, 2016
 
   
 
 
 
 
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Juicy scandals, outsized egos, and Machiavellian backroom deals: the high-stakes blood sport of the American electoral process makes for irresistible cinema. This election season, take a break from the 24/7 news cycle chatter with some of the all-time best films about the good, the bad, and the ugly of democracy in action.


 
PAST EVENTS
Film
The Manchurian Candidate
 

This eerie Cold War thriller remains the ultimate nightmare vision of American politics.

Jul 15—Jul 16, 2016
 
 
Film
All the President’s Men
 

This investigative thriller is one of the all-time great political and newspaper films.

Jul 16—Jul 17, 2016
 
 
Film
The Best Man
 

Gore Vidal penned this caustic, behind-the-scenes look at a bitter nomination fight.

Mon, Jul 18, 2016
 
 
Film
Meet John Doe
 

This Frank Capra classic is a populist political fable with a dark undercurrent.

Tue, Jul 19, 2016
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Film
America is Hard to See
 

Radical documentarian Emile de Antonio chronicles the tumultuous 1968 election.

Wed, Jul 20, 2016
 
 
Film
Primary + Campaign Manager
 

These candid glimpses of the campaign trail are watershed works of ‘60s direct cinema.

Thu, Jul 21, 2016
 
 
Film
Shampoo
 

Hal Ashby’s satirical sex farce brilliantly skewers free love sexual politics.

Fri, Jul 22, 2016
 
 
Film
The Candidate
 

Robert Redford stars in this incisive, warts-and-all satire of the electoral process.

Sat, Jul 23, 2016
 
 
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Medium Cool
 

Cinematographer Haskell Wexler’s debut is a landmark of independent film.

Sat, Jul 23, 2016
 
 
Film
Nashville
 

Robert Altman’s eccentric masterpiece is a sprawling portrait of 1970s America.

Sun, Jul 24, 2016
 
 
Film
TVTV Program
 

Pioneering video collective TVTV captures the 1972 Democratic and Republican Conventions.

Mon, Jul 25, 2016
 
 
Film
State of the Union
 

Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn light up this snappy Frank Capra seriocomedy.

Tue, Jul 26, 2016
 
 
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Bulworth
 

Director-star Warren Beatty unleashes a nihilistic kiss-off to America’s broken government.

Wed, Jul 27, 2016
 
 
Film
Wag the Dog
 

This acidly funny satire of political media manipulation is a Network for the 90s.

Wed, Jul 27, 2016
 
 
Film
The War Room
 

This vérité documentary goes behind the scenes of Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential bid.

Thu, Jul 28, 2016
 
 
Film
In The Line of Fire
 

A Secret Service agent faces off against an assassin in this taut cat-and-mouse thriller.

Mon, Aug 1, 2016
 
 
Film
Primary Colors
 

John Travolta does his best Bill Clinton in Mike Nichols’ brilliant political satire.

Tue, Aug 2, 2016
 
 
Film
Horns and Halos
 

This documentary gets the scoop on the book the Bush family doesn’t want you to read.

Wed, Aug 3, 2016
 
 
Film
Feed
 

Presidential candidates get caught in awkward moments in this 1992 documentary.

Wed, Aug 3, 2016