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All the President’s Men

by The Staff on March 28, 2013

 

One of the greatest political journalism films also happens to be based on a true story: Alan J. Pakula’s 1976 drama All the President’s Men. That’s why it’s on the AFI 100 list, and will be screened at the GE Theatre at Proctors on Monday.

If you think reporting on the build-up to the Iraq War was a lonely pursuit—and it was—tracking the Watergate scandal was left to a couple of Washington Post metro reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. (The national news desk wouldn’t touch it.) They followed a lonely trail of corruption that led directly to the Nixon White House—and helped put Tricky Dick out of a job.

Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman play “Woodstein,” the not-so-affectionate nickname the duo were given in the Post’s editorial room.

All the President’s Men will be shown at 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 PM on Monday (April 1) in the GE Theatre at Proctors (432 State St., Schenectady). Tickets are $5. For more info, call 346-6204.