Series/Themes: Political and Social Issues, Special Guests, Spotlight Screenings
Film Year: 2016
Film Length: 132 min.
Director: Jay Roach
Featuring: Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie, Bradley Whitford, Melissa Leo, Stephen Root, Frank Langella.
All the Way offers a riveting look at President Lyndon B. Johnson’s tumultuous first year in office after the tragic assassination of John F. Kennedy. Bryan Cranston reprises his Tony Award-winning role as Johnson in this gripping film based on the play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Robert Schenkkan. Following his struggle to both pass the Civil Rights Act and to secure his reelection, Johnson finds himself caught between the moral imperative of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the expectations of the southern Democratic Party leaders who brought him to power. Discussion with writer Robert Schenkkan, moderated by Guian McKee
Supported by HBO, The Miller Center, and University Programs Council
UVA : Newcomb Hall Theater