The United States Studies Centre hosted a special screening of Alan J. Pakula’s acclaimed 1976 political thriller All the President’s Men.
Visiting Fellow Stephen Loosley AM (whose expertise combines presidential politics and Hollywood history) hosted an audience discussion following the film, addressing the enduring relevance of the questions about presidential overreach that the film raises.
All the President's Men was nominated for eight Academy Awards and has become the gold standard for films that highlight the role of the press in American democracy. The film is based on the non-fiction book of the same name that follows journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward as they conduct the famous Watergate investigation for The Washington Post that eventually brought down the Nixon Presidency. The Watergate scandal and the film itself have been frequently compared to the ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia and the limits of presidential power. All of this will make for a lively discussion following the film.
Ticket includes the film, discussion and refreshments. Tickets are non-refundable but transferable.