Film Screenings · Media & Democracy

The Candidate (1972) Film Screening, Feb 28th

Saturday, February 28th, 12:00 noon Boston Athenæum, 10½ Beacon Street

Director Michael Ritchie and executive producer/star Robert Redford explore the machinations and manipulations of media-age political campaigns in this cynical political drama. 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 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 will be accepted starting January 29 at 617-720-7600.

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