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Political

All the President's Men

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula, USA, 138 minutes, Rating: PG

As a companion piece to These Amazing Shadows, we wanted to screen a seminal work that was recently accepted to the National Film Registry in 2010. This incredible film, winner of four Academy Awards, follows two young journalists, Woodward and Bernstein, as they uncover what seemed to be a minor break-in at the Watergate building in DC but instead turned out to be the downfall of President Richard Nixon.

An African Election

Directed by: Jarreth Merz,
Ghana/Switzerland/USA
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89 minutes, Rating: TN

Timely in light of recent political unrest elsewhere on the African continent, An African Election is a riveting boots-on-the-ground look at the 2008 democratic election held in the nation of Ghana.  With so much at stake, the suspense is palpable as an entire nation, regardless of political affiliation, electrifies in the run up to a pivotal election day.  Director to be in attendance for screenings

Armadillo

Directed by: Janus Metz Pedersen, Denmark, 100 minutes, Rating: MT

Winner of the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival’s Critics’ Week, this bone-jarring war documentary embeds itself with a group of Danish soldiers at Armadillo, a military base in southern Afghanistan.  In his six months on the front lines, director Pederson unflinchingly encapsulates the atmosphere of new millennia warfare and the psychological implications of a life under constant siege.

The Flaw

Directed by: David Sington, UK, 78 minutes, Rating: TN

Through interviews with some of the world's leading economists, including housing expert Robert Shiller, Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, and economic historian Louis Hyman, as well as Wall Street insiders and victims of the crash, the film presents an original and compelling account of the credit bubble and the toxic combination of forces that nearly destroyed the world economy.

The Whistleblower

Directed by: Larysa Kondracki, USA, 112 minutes, Rating: MT

Starring Oscar-winners Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener) and Vanessa Redgrave, as well as Monica Bellucci and Oscar-nominee David Strathairn, The Whistleblower is a gripping drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the U.N. for covering up a sex scandal.

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