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When:

Tue Oct 9 2012, 7:30pm
Sat Oct 20 2012, 3:00pm

Where: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, City Hall, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

As the American presidential elections loom in November, we look at the literary and cinematic portrayals of the POTUS (President of the US). It is a role that has gone beyond being the embodiment of political power, but also about creating a public persona that caters to an increasingly media-saturated world. These films explore the blurring of the line between the real and public selves of the US President.

Primary Colors

Director: Mike Nichols
Cast: John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Larry Hagman
1998 | 143 mins | US | Rating: M18 (Some coarse language)

Jack Stanton is a virtually unknown Southern governor on a quest for the White House with his strong, savvy and equally ambitious wife, Susan. Running against the odds, the Stantons need all the help they can get from their extremely colorful political team. Together, they take off on a hilarious, heart-wrenching and ultimately history-making roller coaster ride to the top.

Based on the 1996 book of the same name by Joe Klein.