• The Matilda Candidate

    2009. Australia. Curtis Levy. 57 min.

  • The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner

    2009. USA. Daniel Junge. 37 min.

Followed by a discussion with Daniel Junge

Thursday, February 25, 2010, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • The Matilda Candidate

    2009. Australia. Directed by Curtis Levy. The Matilda Candidate follows the hilarious journey taken by filmmaker Curtis Levy as he runs for election to the Australian Senate on a single-issue platform: that the song “Waltzing Matilda” should be the national anthem. Levy fervently believes that Australia has what it takes to be an independent republic, free from the British Commonwealth, and during the making of the film he uncovers convincing evidence for “Waltzing Matilda” becoming Australia’s “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Unfortunately his efforts are somewhat undermined by his own campaign manager, who unexpectedly turns out to be a monarchist. U.S. premiere. 57 min.

  • The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner

    2009. USA. Directed by Daniel Junge. Shortly after leaving office as Washington States most popular governor, Booth Gardner was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease; now, two decades later, it is slowly deteriorating his body toward an ugly demise. After a career of successful legislative battles, he embarks on a politically heated, personally motivated campaign to legalize physician-assisted suicide. New York premiere. 37 min.