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The War Room

A classic fly-on-the-wall documentary about Bill Clinton's 1992 election campaign. Prof. Roberta Haar (Prof. of Foreign Policy Analysis & Transatlantic Relations UM) will give an introduction to the film.

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The War Room was the name for Bill Clinton’s campaign centre in Little Rock, Arkansas. Although the press weren’t usually permitted inside this small warren of chaos, filmmakers D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus managed to secure partial access and shot nearly 35 hours of footage there. At the centre of THE WAR ROOM are the two men who guided Clinton’s ship from the beginning: James Carville, the fiery, charismatic Cajun who manages the campaign with a mixture of Southern charm and unrelenting passion; and George Stephanopoulos, the brilliant, handsome Rhodes scholar who, as communications director, calmly but surely mobilizes his staff.

THE WAR ROOM is a compelling and enlightening adventure story about two remarkable men and about the monumental effort, determination and chutzpah required to conduct and win a political campaign in the modern age.

NB: Prof. Roberta Haar (Prof. of Foreign Policy Analysis & Transatlantic Relations UM) will give an introduction to the film.

Chris Hegedus & D.A. Pennebaker, USA, 1993, 96 min. English spoken, without subtitles.
Poster 10215 1600690864