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Sunday Movie Club - Wag the Dog

Sunday November 4, 2018
2:00 PM until 5:00 PM

Back for its third season, mark your calendars and join us to view a variety of great movies.  On two Sundays in November, December, January and February and March we will be showing a feature length movie at the Library at 2 o’clock.   A wonderful opportunity to escape for a couple of hours and share a movie with friends and neighbors.  After each movie there will be time to socialize and discuss the film.  There is no charge for the event.   Feel free to bring your own (non-alcoholic) refreshments.  The timely topic of journalism is the theme of our first four movies.  We look forward to seeing you at our screenings, as follows:

November 4,  WAG THE DOG,  It is impossible for anyone not to see the eery similarities of today’s headlines and Barry Levinson’s clairvoyant 1994 political satire, Wag the Dog. Just days before an election, the president is involved in a sex scandal, potentially dooming his future. What better way to distract the people than to create a crisis by starting a fake war with Albania and then be the hero for the media to sell to its hapless audience? David Mamet’s screenplay captures Robert DeNiro’s character as a political consultant conjuring up this seemingly far fetched idea with the Oval Office to plant made up stories, then hire an over-the-top Hollywood producer (Dustin Hoffman) to film a bogus war making the “fake news” event more convincing to the believers. As much as the film is hilarious with both the absurdity of its premise and its portrayal of iconic characters, Wag the Dog is also chilling when it creatively shows how easy it is to manipulate a willing public into believing everything they see and hear - no matter who they voted for. Filmed in just 29 days and nominated for 2 Oscars (Best Actor and Best Screenplay) and 3 Golden Globes (Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Screenplay), Wag the Dog stars Dustin Hoffman, Robert DeNiro, Anne Heche, Woody Harrelson, Denis Leary and Willie Nelson. 97 minutes

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