News from Brock University in St. Catharines
Posted October 20th, 2016 on Niagara At Large
Niagara, Ontario – As the most improbable and high-stakes U.S. presidential election in modern times careens to a close, the Brock University Department of Political Science is hosting a screening and discussion of The War Room, the influential 1993 documentary about the first time a Clinton ran for President.
The War Room, the third film in the department’s Politics and Film Series, offers a behind-the-scenes account of Bill Clinton’s insurgent and (at the time) improbable campaign for the presidency, and offers an illuminating contrast to the 2016 campaign between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump.
This special screening of The War Room will be followed by a discussion of the film and of the current presidential race with Brock political scientists Stefan Dolgert and Blayne Haggart.
“The stakes for the current election couldn’t be higher, for Americans, Canadians and the whole world,” says Haggart, the Politics and Film series coordinator. “It’s also been a really, really unusual election. The screening will give us and audience members a chance to talk about the state of the most bizarre election in recent memory, and to see what’s changed and what’s stayed the same since Bill Clinton ran in 1992.”
The War Room is presented in conjunction with the PAC Film House. Tickets are $9 general admission and $7 for Film House members. Tickets can be purchased online at https://firstontariopac.ca/Online/article/FilmHouse or by calling the box office at 905-688-0722. Tickets are also available the day of show.
What: The War Room, 1993, Directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus
Followed by Q&A and audience discussion
When: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m.
Where: The Film House 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines
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