18½

Showings

Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Jun 17 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Jun 18 1:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Jun 20 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Jun 21 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2021
Run Time:89 minutes
Rating:PG-13
Original Language:United States
Subtitles:English
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/686010627
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Dan Mirvish
Cast:Willa Fitzgerald
John Magaro
Richard Kind
Jon Cryer
Catherine Curtin

Description

Meet the filmmakers LIVE at the Friday and Saturday screenings!

Director Dan Mirvish and composer Luis Guerra will be here to do a Q&A at the Friday and Saturday Screenings!
(Friday at 7 pm and Saturday at 1 pm)


“18½” is an award-winning thriller/comedy by director Dan Mirvish that has played in more than 20 film festivals around the world. The film stars Willa Fitzgerald, John Magaro, Vondie Curtis Hall, Catherine Curtin, Richard Kind, John Cryer and Bruce Campbell.


In January 1974, a White House transcriber finds the only copy of the infamous 18½-minute gap in Nixon's Watergate tapes but her attempts to leak it to the press run afoul of nefarious forces.


The Watergate scandal is at a boiling point. Connie Lashley, a low level government stenographer, obtains a tape of Richard Nixon listening to, and then erasing, the infamous 18½ minute gap that would eventually force him to resign the Presidency.


Connie takes the ferry to the isolated Chesapeake Bay town of St. Michaels to leak the tape to reporter Paul Marrow. They meet at the Front Street Station diner and decide to listen to the tape discreetly. After several encounters and mishaps to find a player for the tape, they discover it’s Nixon speaking to aide Al Haig, deciding what to delete from a tape of Nixon discussing Watergate with Chief of Staff H.R. “Bob” Haldeman.


But it turns out Connie and Paul aren't the only ones looking for the tape. Nefarious forces are at work, but who, and just how far will they go to stop Connie and Paul from listening?


“Slyly subversive, occasionally loony and thoroughly entertaining. Fictional and yet contains essential truths and clever insights throughout.” — Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

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