Ahead of the Democratic National Committee presidential debate at LMU, we asked School of Film and Television faculty to recommend a few of their favorite political films. From dark comedies to serious dramas, they are a testament to the power of cinema. Be sure to also check out our Top 10 Political TV Shows, courtesy of LMU faculty.
All The President’s Men
“The first political film I remember ever seeing, it still gets my pulse racing all these years later,” said Rachel Brethauer, Lecturer in Screenwriting.
Wag the Dog
Submitted by Stephen Duncan, Professor of Screenwriting.
Submitted by Marc Pitre, Clinical Assistant Professor of Screenwriting.
The Manchurian Candidate
Submitted by Elizabeth Quinn, Adjunct Professor of Screenwriting.
In the Loop
Submitted by Peggy Rajski, Dean, School of Film and Television.
Submitted by Dallas King, Lecturer of Production.
Submitted by Douglas Eboch, Lecturer of Screenwriting.
“I became a screenwriter because of this film,” said Deborah Dean Davis, Lecturer of Screenwriting.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Submitted by Mark Evan Schwartz, Associate Professor of Screenwriting.
Submitted by Paul Chitlik, Clinical Associate Professor of Screenwriting.