DFF41 Big Night: The Front Runner | Denver Film Society | Jason Reitman | USA

DFF41 Big Night: The Front Runner

Jason Reitman

Biographical, Drama, Political

EnglishUSA2018113 min

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Overview

From acclaimed director Jason Reitman (Juno, DFF30; Labor Day, DFF36) comes a sharply etched portrait of one of the headiest scandals of our time, foreshadowing our current predicament in political journalism: the news of the affair that brought Gary Hart’s 1988 presidential bid to an ignominious end.

Adapted from journalist Matt Bai’s All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid, the electric biopic stars Hugh Jackman as the charismatic Hart, who was considered the overwhelming front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign was broadsided by reports of an extramarital affair. A stellar supporting cast—including Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons, and Alfred Molina—ensures that the behind-the-scenes drama crackles with energy, even as the long-term implications of the new normal in news coverage loom into view.

Director/screenwriter Jason Reitman, screenwriter Jay Carson, and author Matt Bai will be in attendance for the screening

CCAP (English dialogue with captions for devices), HI-VI (English dialogue with Hearing Impaired/Visually Impaired for headsets)

Producer: Helen Estabrook, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Reitman | Editor: Stefan Grube | Cinematographer: Eric Steelberg | Screenwriter: Jay Carson, Jason Reitman
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons, Sara Paxton, Kaitlyn Dever