Film Screenings

The Contender | Film Club

When: 2013-01-15 17:00 - 2013-01-15 19:00
Where: American Center, Tržiště 13, Praha 1
Entry fee: Free

The Contender, 2000 film starring Gary Oldman, Joan Allen, and Jeff Bridges. When the Vice President of the United States sud-denly dies, Senator Laine Hanson (Joan Allen) is cho-sen by the President (Jeff Bridges) to be the first woman to hold the office. The selection however meets with strong opposition from members of both parties, in particu-lar a powerful political adversary Senator Shelly Runyon (Gary Old-man) who orchestrates a dirty-tricks campaign, which dredges up the apparent sexual misgivings of her past. Her confirmation hearings set off a firestorm of controversy as shocking secrets from Hanson’s past are revealed, threatening her personal life as well as her political future. Laine Hanson has what it takes to be a heartbeat away from the presidency. Now she must prove she has the stomach for what it takes to get the job.

In English, with English subtitles. 121 mins.