The Contender


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The Contender

  1. Sunday, September 23, 2012 6:30 p.m.
Still image from the film The Contender
In this powerful drama, Laine Hanson (Joan Allen) is chosen by the President to run as the first female candidate for Vice President. Her nomination is threatened when a sex scandal from her past is brought into the limelight. The U.S. senator refuses to discuss her torrid past with the press so a Republican congressman (Gary Oldman) who adamantly opposes her nomination does everything in his power to escalate the situation. The film is considered a modern American classic with noble heroes and charismatic villains. (35mm presentation)   These screenings for Good Behavior/Bad Behavior in U.S. Elections are being sponsored by Department of Political Science, College of Arts & Sciences, Themester, Department of Communication and Culture, Political and Civic Engagement Program (PACE), and IU Cinema. Each screening will be preceded by an introduction from a faculty member.