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Films & Schedules - THE PRESIDENT

THE PRESIDENT

Sun, Feb 15, 2015
at 6:30 PM (Moreland Theater)
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Tue, Feb 17, 2015
at 5:45 PM (Fox Tower)
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THE PRESIDENT

DIRECTOR: MOHSEN MAKHMALBAF - GEORGIA

In this dark satire, The President and his family rule their land with an iron fist, enjoying lives of luxury and leisure at the expense of their population’s misery. When a coup d’état overthrows his brutal rule and the rest of his family flees, The President is suddenly left to care for his young grandson and is forced to escape. Now the country’s most wanted fugitive with a bounty on his head, they crisscross the country to reach a ship waiting for them. Posing as street musicians and traveling together with the people who suffered for years under the dictatorship, they are exposed first hand to the hardships that inspired unanimous hatred for the regime. Best Film, Chicago Film Festival.

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