Featuring an introduction and post-film discussion by Kate Kenski, PhD, Dept. of Communication, University of Arizona.
"A big, bruisingly funny moral fable etched in acid and Obama disillusion." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
This acclaimed drama from Oscar-nominated director and star George Clooney takes place during the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, when an up-and-coming young campaign press secretary finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate's shot at the presidency.
Idealistic campaign worker Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling) has sworn to give his all for Governor Mike Morris (Clooney), a wild card presidential candidate whose groundbreaking ideas could change the political landscape. However, a brutal primary threatens to test Morris's integrity. Stephen gets trapped in the down-and-dirty battle and finds himself caught up in a scandal where the only path to survival is to play both sides. Featuring an all-star supporting cast including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood.
(George Clooney, 2011, 101 min, rated R) 35mm