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'70s Summer Cinema: The Candidate

Wednesday, July 22 at 7 pm

Politics. Power. Scandal. The ‘Me’ Decade. Disco. Funny pants. However one defines the ‘70s, no definition is complete without the films from and about this pivotal era. This film series will explore American social and political life in the 1970s. Presented with longtime film critic for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Carrie Rickey.

About The Candidate (USA, 1972, 110 min.)
What’s not to like about a classic parody that pokes fun at the American political process? Director Michael Ritchie, best known for Smile (1975) and The Bad News Bears (1976), tells the still-relevant story of the young and handsome lawyer Bill McKay, who gets convinced to run in the forthcoming senatorial election. Idealistic -- and not interested in being part of a political game -- he reluctantly agrees, only if he is allowed to mount his campaign as he wishes so that he can be entirely honest with the electorate. Soon enough he learns the challenges of integrity despite his best intentions. Starring Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, and Melvyn Douglas. Rated: PG.

Individual Films: $8/$5 Members
Film Series: $32/$20 Members

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'70s Summer Cinema series also includes::
July 1 – Milk
July 8 – Shampoo
July 15 – Being There
July 29 – ENCORE: Funny Face

In conjunction with Richard Avedon: Family Affairs from the Collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, on view through August 2

Event type:Exhibitions, Films & Filmmakers