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Film Series: Election

1999. USA. Dir: Alexander Payne. With Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon. 102 min. 35mm print.

The search for a new class president takes on all the desperation and intrigue of an actual election cycle when a popular teacher meddles with an overachiever determined to win. As the vote draws nearer and personal lives begin to unravel, Payne’s pitch-black comedy paints a perfect picture of political pettiness.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: Nebraska

2013. USA. Dir: Alexander Payne. With Bruce Dern, Will Forte. 115 min.

A forlorn son decides to indulge his increasingly senile father’s fantasy by driving him from Montana to Nebraska to collect a million-dollar sweepstakes prize he believes is awaiting him. On the way, an extended family reunion stirs old rivalries and sheds light on remnants of the man’s past in a hilarious and profound snapshot of Americana.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5