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The Distinguished Gentleman - FREE screening and FREE pizza

Ernest F. Hollings Library Program Room
Mar 16, 2011
Politics on Film Festival continues this month with a free screening of The Distinguished Gentleman. In this comedy starring Eddie Murphy, a Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he just happens to share a name with, to get elected to his version of paradise, Congress, where the money flows from lobbyists. But soon he learns the nature of the game and decides to fight back the only way he knows how, with a con. Politics on Film Festival is a monthly event presented by South Carolina Political Collections. Each event offers a free screening of a film relating to government and politics, an introduction to the film, free pizza and soda for the first 25 guests, and discussion after the film's conclusion. The screenings begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Hollings Library and are open to the public. This is the final screening for this academic year.