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Midday at the Movies: Our Political Angst, Mirrored in Film

Nov 6, 2020

A scene from AMERICAN SELFIE, the new film by Alexandra Pelosi that explores our deep political divides.
Credit Courtesy Showtime Networks

It's another edition of Midday at the Movies, our monthly look at films and filmmaking.  As the world nervously awaits the results of vote-counting in multiple states that will determine who will be the next President of the United States, we spotlight some of the new films that have sought to capture the intense angst -- and hopefulness -- many Americans are feeling during this time of deep political, cultural  and racial divisions. 

Tom is joined once again by Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday, author of the popular filmgoers' guide, Talking Pictures: How to Watch Movies; and Jed Dietz, founder and former director of the Maryland Film Festival and SNF Parkway Theater on North Avenue in Baltimore.

Ann Hornaday and Jed Dietz join us on Zoom.