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1998 / 143min / 35mm

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.