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Films we’ll discuss:
“The Best Man” (1964): Gore Vidal adapted his Broadway play, a biting and bitter political satire about the smear politics involved in a presidential election, for the silver screen. It stars Henry Fonda as a liberal do-good presidential candidate.
“The Candidate” (1972): Robert Redford stars in this satirical exploration of the machinations and manipulations of media-age political campaigns. Its cynical look at what a candidate will say to get elected is still relevant today.
“Bob Roberts” (1992): Tim Robbins starred in and directed this satire disguised as a documentary about a conservative Senate candidate who, beneath the surface, is actually a textbook case of cynicism and contempt.
EVENT! A Leonard Lopate Show FREE screening of “The Candidate”
Monday, August 4 at 7 pm
At the NEW Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO, Brooklyn
16 Main Street (at Water Street)
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