Modern Matinees: The Body Politic

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To celebrate election season, Modern Matinees takes a look at elections, candidates, politicians, constituents, rivals, dissenters, lobbyists, and media pundits in films drawn largely from MoMA’s collection. From the spellbinding intrigue of The Manchurian Candidate (1962) to the biting irony of Wag the Dog (1997), both drama and parody cannily reflect what we see on the evening news. ... Motion pictures broadly reflect the age in which we live, and that’s certainly true of the films in Modern Matinees: The Body Politic.—MoMA