DIRECTOR: MIKE NICHOLS
CAST: JOHN TRAVOLTA, EMMA THOMPSON, KATHY BATES, ADRIAN LESTER, BILLY BOB THORNTON, MAURA TIERNEY
Q&A with David Friend following the screening.
Still rolling off his own big-screen comeback, John Travolta plays a thinly-disguised version of Comeback Kid William Jefferson Clinton, in this satirical spin on the 1992 presidential campaign scripted by Nichols and Elaine May from the “Anonymous” roman à clef by journalist Joe Klein. With Emma Thompson and Billy Bob Thornton subbing for Hillary and James Carville, respectively, and an Academy Award-nominated Kathy Bates as a hard-nosed fixer trying to shore up a vulnerable candidate.