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CinéSalon: “The Candidate”

Sequestered in his opulent country estate with a team of party strategists and his increasingly unhappy wife, flagging presidential candidate Michel Dedieu prepares for a final debate with the sitting president. But when he realizes his party is setting him up for a fall, Dedieu decides to be true to himself and speak his mind — at the risk of his life.

Written and directed by sterling character actor Niels Arestrup (A Prophet), who also appears as the shadowy party boss Georges, this intellectual thriller takes a long hard look at the culture of manipulation and mendacity in contemporary politics.

7:30pm screening introduced by Arun Venugopal, WNYC reporter
Enjoy conversation, wine, and beer after both screenings