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Screening of The Kingmaker

Friday, March 6, 2020

7 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

True North Classroom, Stephen Robert '62 Hall, 280 Brook Street

Centered on the indomitable character of Imelda Marcos, The Kingmaker examines, with intimate access, the Marcos family's improbable return to power in the Philippines. The film explores the disturbing legacy of the Marcos regime and chronicles Imelda's present-day push to help her son, Bongbong, win the vice-presidency. To this end, Imelda confidently rewrites her family's history of corruption, replacing it with a narrative of a matriarch's extravagant love for her country. In an age when fake news manipulates elections, Imelda's comeback story serves as a dark fairy tale.

Watch the trailer here.

The John F. Kennedy Jr. Initiative for Documentary Film and Social Progress

On March 10 at 6 p.m. at the Granoff Center The Kingmaker director Lauren Greenfield will join filmmakers Petra Costa (The Edge of Democracy) and Geralyn Dreyfous (The Great Hack) for a panel discussion on "Democracy in Peril Across the Globe," part of the John F. Kennedy Jr. Initiative for Documentary Film and Social Progress.