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Politics on Film Festival

Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, Program Room
Mar 13, 2012 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

South Carolina Political Collections' Politics on Film Festival wraps up its 2011-2012 season at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, with a free screening of Can Mr. Smith Get To Washington Anymore? (2006), in the Hollings Library, Program Room.

Film synopsis: “When 29-year-old Jeff Smith decides to run for the congressional seat of the retiring Democratic party leader Richard Gephardt, his family and friends think he’s crazy. With no political experience, no name recognition, and no money, how can he possibly hope to defeat Russ Carnahan, the wealthy son of a Missouri political dynasty and the favorite of the political establishment and media?”

Free pizza and drinks will be provided, and there will be two chances to win a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card. A discussion of the film will follow the screening.