The lives of the US presidents have been a rich source of stories for Hollywood films: of the 43 US leaders to date, all but three have been portrayed in at least one feature film. In this Centre for Continuing Education course, film critic Eddie Cockrell explored the intersection of Hollywood and Washington, presenting clips and features showing dramatic portrayals of US presidents. The course also examined fictional commanders in chief, as well as films, both fictional and documentary, that depict and question the American political system.