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Movie Showing and Discussion: The Contender (2000)

  • Saturday, June 13, 2020
  • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • A Virtual Event

NoVES Saturday at the Movies with the NoVES Community

When: Saturday, June 13, 2020 4:00 – 7:00 PM, EDT
Where: VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM

This is a movie showing via Zoom followed by a discussion.  This will make for a long event.  The movie itself is 2 hours 6 minutes, and I want to also show some deleted scenes.

MOVIE DETAILS:  The Contender (2000) R

Can an Atheist become Vice-President? Come and see The Contender, a political drama film written and directed by Rod Lurie. It stars Gary Oldman, Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges, and Christian Slater. The film focuses on a fictional United States President (played by Bridges) and the events surrounding his appointment of a new Vice President (Allen).  The movie depicts political hardball at its worst.  Discussion will follow the movie showing.

The fifth NoVES Movie Series Discussion event will be held this Saturday.  It will start by broadcasting the movie so that we may watch it together. If you have already seen the movie, you may join the Zoom Meeting a little after 6:00 PM to join the discussion.

IMDB includes this summary of the movie:

A political thriller about Laine Hanson, a Senator who is nominated to become Vice President following the death of the previous office holder. During the confirmation process, Laine is the victim of a vicious attack on her personal life in which stories of sexual deviancy are spread. She is torn as to whether she should fight back, or stick to her high principles and refuse to comment on the allegations. Written by Ted Johnson

The Zoom link for the movie showing and Zoom discussion is included below.

I look forward to showing this movie and the discussion.

Randy


Randy Best is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: NoVES Saturday at the Movies

Time: Jun 13, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81589661918?pwd=WVBJWG1UK2RRNi80bVJlemtJMktMdz09

Meeting ID: 815 8966 1918

Password: 957345



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