Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements


2018, Joseph Dorman and Toby Perl Freilich, USA, 105 min.


Show Times

  • Fri, Dec 21st 2:00pm
  • Fri, Dec 21st 6:00pm
  • Sat, Dec 22nd 2:00pm
  • Sun, Dec 23rd 5:30pm
  • Wed, Dec 26th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Dec 27th 8:00pm
Chicago premiere!

"The anti-Trump of American politics...A potent reminder of one public official who wasn’t afraid to speak his mind without perverting reality."--Sam Roberts, The New York Times

"A vivid portrait of a brilliant and multifaceted man."--Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

They don't make politicians like Daniel Patrick Moynihan anymore, although we could certainly use someone like the man who said, "People are entitled to their own opinions but not to their own facts." Growing up poor in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City, Moynihan (who died in 2003) wore many hats--technocrat, author, Harvard professor, adviser to presidents, U.N. ambassador, U.S. Senator--but this lively documentary portrait is more than a resumé. It gets to the heart of a complex, unclassifiable individual: flamboyant yet thoughtful, effectively pragmatic without abandoning his New Deal-bred principles--whether they involved crafting LBJ's War on Poverty, writing the controversial Moynihan Report, passionately defending Israel in the U.N., or shocking his colleagues by joining the Nixon Administration (where he came one Senate vote short of putting through a revolutionary Family Assistance Program). DCP digital. (MR)

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