Election

1999! Best. Movie. Year. Ever.

Election
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 AT 7:30PM

Regular Admission Prices

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Part of The Loft Cinema’s summer series, 1999! BEST. MOVIE. YEAR. EVER.

Copies of the acclaimed book, Best. Movie. Year. Ever. How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen by Brian Raftery, will be available for sale at the box-office during this series!

“This remarkable comedy may be set in high school, but its satiric take on moral corruption, political chicanery, adultery and seduction is anything but juvenile.” – Time Out

Pick Flick! Perky, overachieving high schooler Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon) gets on the nerves of social-studies teacher Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick) to begin with, but after she launches her campaign for student-body president and his personal life starts to fall apart, things spiral out of control. In Alexander Payne’s biting satire Election, the teacher becomes unhealthily obsessed with cutting his student down to size, covertly backing a spoiler candidate to stop her from steamrolling to victory, and putting in motion a series of dirty tricks and reckless promises with uncanny real-world political parallels. Adapting a then-unpublished novel by Tom Perrotta, Payne grounds the absurdity of his central dynamic in the recognizable—the setting is his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, and the accomplished cast is rounded out with nonprofessionals—and distills his closely observed take on deeply flawed humanity to its bitter but stealthily sympathetic essence. (Dir. by Alexander Payne, 1999, USA, 103 mins., Rated R)

1 HR 43 MIN | R

Released 1999
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