37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The War Room

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Illustrating the monumental effort required to conduct a winning presidential campaign, Hegedus and Pennebaker reveal insider footage of Bill Clinton’s campaign center in Little Rock, Arkansas. During the 1992 presidential election, political masterminds James Carville and George Stephanopoulos guide Clinton through the trials of the Democratic National Convention. Managing several key campaign events, from the debates with George Bush and H. Ross Perot, to the final days leading up to the election itself, Stephanopoulos and Carville mobilize staff to develop new campaign approaches. As uncertainty about voter preference intensifies nearing the end of the campaign trail, every last whistle-stop and handshake is thoroughly documented. Discussion with directors D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, and political consultant Paul Begala, moderated by Larry Sabato (UVA)


Supported by the UVA Center for Politics


Saturday, November 5


6:00 PM


UVA : Culbreth Theatre

Film Info

Director: Chris Hegedus, D. A. Pennebaker

Runtime: 96 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 1993

Country: USA

Featuring: James Carville, George Stephanopoulos