Remember when the US actually did have a “like, really really smart” president? The last year of President Obama’s administration, particularly in foreign affairs, was one of substantial achievement, and yet all of it can now only be seen in the light of the tragic result of the 2016 election.
For The Final Years, filmmaker Greg Barker (Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden”) spent much of 2016 following several key players in the Obama administration, making it a unique insiders’ account of the President’s foreign policy team during their last year in office. The film offers an uncompromising view of the inner workings of the Obama Administration as they prepare to leave power after eight years.
The Wrap sums up the tone of the film brilliantly by suggesting a warning to be screened as it starts: “This movie… features empathetic, experienced adults trying their absolute hardest to make the world a better place. And their earnest passion could break your heart.”
The Final Years is more than just a special treat for political tragics and policy wonks, its essential viewing for all of us. It’s getting three screenings only (Jan 19-21) and is exclusive to Dendy Cinemas Newtown.
“This compelling documentary should prove irresistible to anyone interested in politics. For most viewers … it will be hard not to cry.”
The Hollywood Reporter
“(It) offers an urgent ideological rebuttal to Trump’s presidency. If the film’s observational sections are light on substance, they make up for that with intimacy.” Los Angeles Times.
“A poignant, profound feature, that has an overwhelming sense of futility prevalent throughout.”
Denny Cinemas Newtown have given us 2 double passes to this special movie to give away for the Sunday Jan 21 7pm session. Just drop us a line at email@example.com and let us know you’re interested by midday Wednesday Jan 17. Winners will be notified that afternoon, and given a booking number for tickets available at the box office on the night.
There’s more about The Final Year (and the trailer) here
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