The Candidate

Saturday, November 11
4:30 PM

Other : St. Anne’s-Belfield
Add To Calendar 20171111 16:30 20171111 18:15 America/New_York VFF: The Candidate

Political operative Marvin Lucas persuades a young lawyer and son of a former governor, Bill McKay, to run for U.S. Senate. Opposing veteran Republican U.S. Senator Crocker Jamon, the inexperienced and idealistic Democratic candidate views the campaign primarily as an opportunity to promote awareness of vital issues. As Lucas implements strategies that enhance McKay’s popularity, the reluctant Senate contender must decide whether or not to compromise his integrity to win. The film’s emphasis on the importance of perception and image in political campaigns holds lasting relevance in today’s media-saturated society. Discussion with Ben Mankiewicz and Paul Begala, moderated by Tom Walls (Sorensen Institute)

Presented by the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at UVA 

Other : St. Anne’s-Belfield Virginia Film Festival