We’ve got something for you political types to do.
The Writing Program Film Series at the University of Kentucky will host filmmaker Frank Popper and Missouri Senator Jeff Smith for a screening of the award-winning movie- Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?– about Jeff’s run in the 2004 Missouri Democratic primary to take retiring Majority Leader Dick Gephardt’s seat. We have gotten to know Senator Smith a bit over the past year and feel his story will be especially powerful for Kentuckians.
More about the movie here and here.
Don’t miss it if you can get to Lexington. Go rent/buy a copy if you can’t. With recent strongarming of the KDP/DSCC/Governor to oust grassroots favorite Andrew Horne from the U.S. Senate race fresh on your mind, Jeff’s movie will hit home. It’s a story about the tremendous power of the grassroots and the amazing ability of the everyday man. It’s also a story that proves the candidate with the most access to power and money has all the advantages– regardless of their abilities and shortcomings. (Sound familiar?)
Jeff, who uses his movie to add a layer of transparency to the political process, will be available for discussion after the screening.
- Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?
- Tonight, Thursday, February 14, 2008
- Doors Open at 7:00 P.M. / Screening Begins at 7:30 P.M.
- William T. Young Library Auditorium (Room 1-62)
- 401 Hilltop Avenue, Lexington, KY 40506 (Map)
Yes, we’ll try to host the film in Louisville soon.