The Boston Globe's David Shribman said that “Historians will almost certainly remember our time as the preface to a new period of political activism, agitation, and passion.” With that in mind, the College Republicans club invites the campus community to a political film festival designed to engage politically the students of Hobart and William Smith during a very important election year. Three films will be screened on Wednesdays in October, at 7 p.m. in Gulick 100.
“Journeys with George” (Wednesday, Oct. 13) is must-see viewing for anyone interested in the relationship between jaded journalists and the man who became the 43rd President of the United States. Originally broadcast on HBO in November 2002, this Emmy-winning “home movie” purports to provide an “all-access pass” to President George W. Bush during the 18-month haul of his 2000 presidential campaign, but it's more accurate to call this a revealing portrait of camaraderie among the campaign's roving press corps. Armed with a camcorder and her own charming personality, NBC news producer Alexandra Pelosi (youngest daughter of California Democratic Representative Nancy Pelosi) captures a “Dubya” not often seen: casual and charismatic.
The second of three films hosted by the College Republicans is arguably the most controversial. “Stolen Honor” (Wednesday, Oct. 20) analyzes the effects that Sen. John Kerry's protests had POWs, veterans, and the families of soldiers. Stay after the movie for discussion and snacks.
The final selection is a controversial response to a controversial film. Across America people are asking if “Fahrenheit 9/11” is a healthy dose of dissent, or shameful cowardice, if it's truth or hype. Heading a search party for the truth is Dick Morris, the man Time has called “the most influential private citizen in America.” His insight into the real motivation for making “Fahrenheit 9/11” is the focus of “Fahrenhype 9/11,” which on Wednesday, Oct. 27. Stay after the movie for discussion and snacks.