See How They Run Film Series 3: Wag the Dog
Nov 01, 2012
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
|Where||West Laville Study|
|Contact Name||Granger Babcock|
Honors College students and Society for Political Interest and Networking (SPIN)
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Leading up to Election Day 2012, the Honors House will screen four classic films that depict presidential politics in the United States. These movies are shown in conjunction with Honors 2020, "See How They Run: The Substance and Theater of the 2012 Presidential Campaign," which is taught by Professor Bob Mann.
This week's film, Wag the Dog, directed by Barry Levinson, and starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro, depicts a presidential campaign during which a political operative distracts the electorate from a sex scandal by hiring a Hollywood producer to create a fake war. The script, which was written by the playwright David Mamet, is based on Larry Beinhart's novel American Hero.
Lots of laughs. And free food.