THE FRONT RUNNER Awards Season Sneak Peek

THE FRONT RUNNER

We are so excited to continue our 2nd year of AWARDS SEASON SNEAK PEEKS at The Ritz with a special advance screening of one of the best films of the year THE FRONT RUNNER on Tues 22nd Jan!

Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman stars as the charismatic politician Gary Hart for Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman in the new thrilling drama THE FRONT RUNNER. The film follows the rise and fall of Senator Hart, who captured the imagination of young voters and was considered the overwhelming front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign was sidelined by the story of an extramarital relationship with Donna Rice. As tabloid journalism and political journalism merged for the first time, Senator Hart was forced to drop out of the race – events that left a profound and lasting impact on American politics and the world stage.

Overture, curtain, lights. This is it, the night of nights! Stay tuned for more AWARDS SEASON SNEAK PEEK announcements soon!

Screening:
Tuesday 22nd January, 7pm

Tickets:
Members: $11
Non-Members: $17

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The Front Runner

  • Cast
  • Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons, Alfred Molina, Kaitlyn Dever, Sara Paxton, Mark O'Brien, Molly Ephraim
  • Director
  • Jason Reitman
  • Synopsis
  • Senator Gary Hart (Hugh Jackman) is considered the front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination. He's young, handsome, charming and has a supportive wife and daughter. When rumors of his extramarital activity surface, he challenges the media to follow him, vowing he has nothing to hide.

    The media takes him up on the challenge and soon discovers he's having an affair with a much younger woman named Donna Rice (Sara Paxton). The news makes the front page, and although Hart's team tells him he has to confront it, he wants to ignore the allegations instead, angry at the intrusion into his private life. Meanwhile, Hart's team takes Rice under their wing in order to minimize the damage, hiding her from the press for as long as they can before she becomes infamous as Hart's mistress.

    Hart's wife, Lee (Vera Farmiga) and daughter Andrea (Kaitlyn Dever) find their lives forever changed as well, as they cope with the media camping, day in and day out, outside their once-quiet home. Hart finally faces the allegations, questioning why his private life should matter, but he soon discovers that not only has his privacy been compromised, but his public life and career have also sustained considerable damage.

  • Classification
  • M, 113 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Coarse language
  • Running Time
  • 113 minutes

 

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