Wag The Dog" - more Politics & Power On Screen

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Wag The Dog" - more Politics & Power On Screen

PostMon Jan 09, 2017 5:39 pm

Wag The Dog Starring Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Anne Heche, Woody Harrelson, Denis Leary. Directed by Barry Levinson. 1997, 97mins., Color. In 35mm.

Saturday, January 28 at 6PM

A political leader is in trouble, and his team decides the best way to save him is divert the public's attention. A "spin-doctor" is hired, and he in turn engages a Hollywood producer to "stage" a big, flag-waving event -- namely, a war. A plot that could have felt a bit too out there began to seem like the evening news as the Clinton scandals broke, followed by the second Gulf War, and now a campaign that saw one candidate emerge from the light-streaked clouds of a fox machine at his convention. In addition to its unnerving prescience about manipulative politics, shallow news coverage and the public's credulity and short attention span, the movie boasts spot-on performances, including De Niro who, as the cynical spin doctor, proved again that he is very good at satirical comedy. And Hoffman embodied everyone's worst assumptions about the callowness of Hollywood. For better or worse, "Wag The Dog" is not just a very funny movie, it's a great cautionary tale.

$8 for adults; $6 for seniors (65+) and children (12 & younger). Combo pricing for seeing more than one.


The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre, at 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ., is easily reached by car and mass transit from throughout the New York & New Jersey area. We are located directly across JFK Blvd from the JSQ PATH Station with trains to and from the World Trade Center and 33rd Street in Manhattan, as well as Newark’s Penn Station. The Theatre is close to the NJ Turnpike & Holland Tunnel. Discounted off street parking in Square Ramp Garage. Tel: (201) 798-6055 Web: loewsjersey.org Email: [email protected].

The Loew's is a place where the great movie going experience is still alive -- a classic movie palace, a 50 foot wide screen, and a real pipe organ for entrance music before most shows! And whenever possible, screenings are still in 35mm.

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