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Institute of Politics

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How do you distill 36 days of non-stop political history into a 2-hour film? Recount tells the story of Bush V. Gore, and the unprecedented battle over the Florida election recount in 2000. This seminar will explore what it means to be authentic vs. “accurate” when making historic/political films, and how “dramatic license” may allow a filmmaker to illuminate the greater truths behind political events. Special guest Ron Klain, General Counsel to the Gore Recount Committee (and former Chief of Staff to both Vice Presidents Biden and Gore), will discuss his experience watching his story become a film, and what still feels true in the era of “alternative facts.

Special Guest: Ron Klain, General Counsel to the Gore Recount Committee (and former Chief of Staff to both Vice Presidents Biden and Gore)

This seminar is part of IOP Visiting Fellow Jay Roach’s series, “The Art of Political Narrative."

  • This seminar is open to students only and off the record.
  • Registration is required. However, seating is limited on a first come, first serve basis; capacity in the IOP Living Room is 45.
  • Doors will open 30 minutes before the event begins. Any unclaimed seats will be released 10 minutes before the event begins. Please arrive early to claim your seat. If you can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket order on Eventbrite so others may register.
  • This venue is physically accessible and has gender-neutral restrooms. Please contact the Institute of Politics at politics@uchicago.edu or 773-834-4671 with any questions or accommodation requests.
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