Women in Politics: Election (1999)

USA | 1999 | 103 min | 14A


Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick), a well-liked high school government teacher, can’t help but notice that successful student Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon) uses less than ethical tactics to get what she wants..

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When Tracy runs for school president, Jim feels that she will be a poor influence on the student body and convinces Paul, a dim-witted but popular student athlete, to run against Tracy. When she becomes aware of Jim’s secret involvement in the race, a bitter feud is sparked

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Director: Alexander Payne
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick


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DETAILS

Bechdel Tested is back and we’re thrilled to announce a long-anticipated edition of our feminist film and panel series: Women in Politics! We’ll be screening the ’90s high school satire, Election, starring Reese Witherspoon.

Doors open at 6:30PM. Panel starts at 7:00PM. Screening starts at 8:00PM.

ABOUT THE PANEL

Preceding the film will be a panel discussion focusing on women in politics featuring some of the best and brightest minds in municipal, provincial, and federal politics: moderated by Twitter Canada’s Jennifer Hollett, with Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Jagmeet Singh’s campaign manager Michal Hay, Parkdale-High Park NDP candidate Bhutila Karpoche, and the Broadbent Institute’s Brittany Andrew-Amofah. We’ll also have fabulous prizes, special cocktails by Swan Dive, and mingling with other cinephiles, politicos, and feminists!


PRICING

General Admission: $13
Bronze Members, Students & Seniors: $10
Silver Members: $9
Gold Members: FREE

Prices include taxes. All membership benefits are available.



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