13 – 14 FEBRUARY 2019
Paul Greengrass Cinema
The Front Runner
Certificate 15 – Running Time: 1 hours 53 mins
Gary Hart is front-runner for president – until his campaign gets derailed when rumours surface that he’s involved in a scandalous love affair. Based on the true story of the rise and fall of the charismatic Democratic politician involved in the 1988 leadership election, this political drama features a host of Oscar-worthy talent, including Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, and J.K. Simmons.
Admired by young voters, Gary Hart is set to be the next big thing in politics and is the major front running Democratic candidate in the 1988 presidential nomination.
And then a single headline causes it all to come crashing down…
His campaign plans are suddenly derailed when scandalous rumours rise to the surface. Accused of having an extramarital affair with model and actress Donna Rice (Sara Paxton), the people of the United States begin to wonder: can a deceitful husband be a trustworthy politician?
At a time where tabloid journalism is rapidly advancing, reporters from The Miami Herald rise to the story, propelling Hart’s rumoured wrongdoings into the spotlight. The allegations have more of an impact than anyone could anticipate, leaving Hart’s reputation in shatters and creating a profound impact on politics worldwide.