In honor of the 2012 Oscar Season:
THE WAR ROOM (1993)
directed by Chris Hegedus & D. A. Pennebaker
produced by Chicken & Egg Co-Founder Wendy Ettinger, R. J. Cutler, & Frazer Pennebaker
Thursday, February 16th at 7:00 PM at 92Y Tribeca
In honor of the 2012 Oscar season - just in time for Super Tuesday and in celebration of the Criterion Collection DVD release of the now classic documentary, STORY LEADS TO ACTION presents the 1993 Academy Award-nominated THE WAR ROOM, directed by Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker. There will be a post-screening discussion with director Chris Hedgedus and a special guest from the 1992 Presidential campaign.
With the 2012 general election essentially "tomorrow," what better time to explore the social, political, game-changing impact of THE WAR ROOM—behind and in front of the camera, and in current war rooms today.
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.
Tickets are $12 - Click here to purchase tickets.
92Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013
92Y Tribeca's cafe has an array of food and refreshments for your pre-event delight.