The War Room
Thursday, September 15, 2022
THE WAR ROOM – Chris Hegedus, 1993, 96 min
The 1992 presidential election was a triumph not only for Bill Clinton but also for the new breed of strategists who guided him to the White House—and changed the face of politics in the process. For this thrilling, behind-closed-doors account of that campaign, renowned cinema verité filmmakers Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker captured the brainstorming and bull sessions of Clinton’s crack team of consultants—especially James Carville and George Stephanopoulos, who became media stars in their own right as they injected a savvy, youthful spirit and spontaneity into the process of campaigning. Fleet-footed and entertaining, _The War Room_ is a vivid document of a political moment whose truths (“It’s the economy, stupid!”) still ring in our ears.
Screening with Documentary Now season 51 episode 1: “The Bunker” – 21 min
A fascinating fly on the wall look at the 1992 Ohio Gubernatorial campaign.
Screening as part of the series Documentary Now…And Forever!
- Running Time 117 minutes
- Format DCP
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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