Sundown Cinema: The Candidate (1972)
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Just in time for election season, Sundown Cinema presents The Candidate (1972), a film that, strangely, rings as true today as it did 40 years ago.
The film, starring Robert Redford and Peter Boyle, tells the story of an honest and forthright public interest lawyer who is cajoled by political handlers into running for the US Senate against an incumbant who appears unbeatable. But as constituents respond to his honesty and he begins to have a chance at winning the race, he slowly begins to pull out all the stops and compromise his integrity. With an Oscar-winning screenplay that is both funny and biting, The Candidate is a wild ride.
Movie Synopsis: Read about the film on Wikipedia.
Sundown Cinema's presentation of The Candidate is brought to you courtesy of BYR of Belgium Cafe in Downtown Campbell. Special: Mention "Sundown Cinema" at BYR on Fridays and Weekends through the end of August and get 10% off your order! (May not be combined with other offers.)
Where & When: Movies will be shown outdoors in the parking lot next to Orchard Valley Coffee near the corner of E. Campbell Ave. and Central Ave. Start times for each movie will depend on when the sun sets. Shows usually begin between 8 and 9pm, once it's dark enough to see the film. Don't forget to bring a chair and a blanket! No alcoholic beverages and no smoking, please.