The War Room
First screened in July 2011
Directors: D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus. Documentary record of campaign headquarters during 1992 Clinton Presidential Campaign headquarters. Subjects include James Carville, George Stephanopoulos, and Mary Matalin.

Twitter Capsule: Enjoyable scrapbook of Clinton '92 campaign HQ. Edifying only in flashes, but evocative of peculiar forms of labor.

VOR:   A more trenchant movie with edgier footage would be even more valuable, if likely too much to expect. Beyond entertainment value, this is a record people will keep studying.

Photo © 1993 Pennebaker Associates

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Documentary Feature

Other Awards:
National Board of Review: Best Documentary Feature; Special Recognition for Excellence in Filmmaking

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