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.
Shoot the president
1 May 2008. 12.00am–12.00am AEDT
30 January 2024
Join a panel of USSC experts for a discussion on the 2024 US Presidential election
7 December 2023
Join USSC experts and special guests for a discussion on Taiwan's upcoming election and the implications for Australia and the region.
6 November 2023
One year from the presidential election, join Washington correspondents Ryan Lizza and Olivia Nuzzi for a discussion on the 2024 presidential race.