"The Candidate"

Civic Discourse Series film screening

Noon Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009
Boston Athenæum
10½ Beacon St., Boston

Director Michael Ritchie and executive producer/star Robert Redford explore the machinations and manipulations of media-age political campaigns in The Candidate (1972). With an Oscar-winning screenplay and appearances by real-life reporters and politicians, The Candidate takes a biting look at the nature of politics.

The film, part of the Civic Discourse Series: Media and Democracy, will be introduced by Boston Athenæum member and Emerson College screenwriting Professor Diane Lake. Lake had a previous career as a political consultant in Iowa and has been a working screenwriter since 1993, writing screenplays for Columbia, Disney, Miramax and Paramount.

Reservations: 617-720-7600.

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