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Randolph hosting presidential film series

Leading up to the United States presidential election in November, Randolph College will show a series of presidential-themed films, each followed by a discussion about politics and gender, ethics, leadership, and history.

The series begins this Monday, September 12, with Election (1999). Sociology professor Danielle Currier will lead the discussion. On Monday, October 24, communication studies professor Jennifer Gauthier will lead the talk following Kisses for My President (1964). Finally, on Monday, November 14, Noel Wolfe, visiting professor of American Culture, will lead a discussion after Bulworth (1998).

Each screening begins at 7 p.m. in Nichols Theatre, which is inside the Randolph College Student Center. The series is free and open to the public, and Randolph students will receive Passport Program credit for their attendance. The films were chosen by each of the participating faculty members, based on their own preferences and the topics addressed.

Gauthier organized the series, which is sponsored by the communication studies department.

“I wanted to generate excitement for the election season and raise some interesting issues about politics and gender and ethics,” Gauthier said. “These are issues which have been at the forefront of this election season, and the films will address them in sometimes humorous ways. I believe in the power of film to get people to think about serious issues, to spark important discussions, and get people talking to each other about current events.”

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