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A Special Event! Alexander Payne in Person!


United States | 1999 | Alexander Payne

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Two-time Oscar-winning writer and filmmaker Alexander Payne, director of The Holdovers and, before that, Sideways, Nebraska, The Descendants, About Schmidt, and others, will appear in person this afternoon—answering audience questions about his stellar career after a screening of a new 4K restoration of his breakthrough film. Election, Barack Obama’s favorite political movie, is a wickedly funny satire starring Reese Witherspoon as an overachieving Omaha high schooler who will do anything to be elected student body president, and Matthew Broderick as the veteran history and civics teacher who works to stop her. It won three 1999 Independent Spirit Awards—Best Feature, Direction, and Screenplay. Cleveland revival premiere. DCP. 103 min. plus post-film Q&A.

Special admission $25; members, CIA/CSU I.D. holders, age 25 & under $20; no passes.

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at the Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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General Admission: $11
Member: $8 (includes CIA and CSU I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $8 (proof of age required)
Additional film on the same day: $8 (or the member price for that film)
Note: Certain films cost more. Exceptions are noted.

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