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Smith Documentary Receives Award at Silverdocs Festival in D.C.

June 20, 2006 Media, Politics/Policy 6 Comments

Last weekend the documentary film, Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?, was honored with the Audience award for a Feature at the Silverdocs Film Festival. Here is how the folks at Silverdocs summarized the film in the program:

CAN MR. SMITH GET TO WASHINGTON ANYMORE? / USA (Director: Frank Popper)—The upstart campaign of politically savvy and energetic newcomer Jeff Smith, run by college student volunteers, takes on the Missouri political establishment with moxie, if not money. Special discussion with filmmaker Frank Popper, featured subject Jeff Smith and other subjects including Communications Director Clay Haynes and Campaign Manager Artie Harris, introduced by WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi. World Premiere.

Congrats to all those involved in making the documentary. I’m certainly looking forward to seeing this award-winning film. For commentary from those who saw the screening click here.

– Steve


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  1. travis reems says:

    Think we could get this at the Moolah? Somewhere right around…the first week in August, maybe?

    [REPLY – The film will have a St. Louis area debut prior to August, sorry but I can’t share the date just yet. I’m told the premier will be interesting to urbanists. – SLP]

  2. Agnes Varnum says:

    Are you the ‘Steve’ that posted a comment on my post? If so, thanx! I’m seeing the film in NYC next week, so I’ll post my own impressions after that. Off this topic though, I posted a message about new city centers for arts and culture, and someone responded that Chicago, Columbia MO and St. Louis might be up and coming since so many are being priced out of NYC, LA, DC and San Fran – any thoughts about St. Louis you’d like to share?

    [REPLY – Sorry, different ‘Steve’ as I have not yet seen the film although I am promised a screening soon.

    Yes, St. Louis is very up and coming, although most of us would lump Chicago in with NYC & LA. Chicago folks move to St. Louis for great architecture at relative bargain prices. Give us a look… – SLP]

  3. Mike says:

    Here is a more full review from someone who was in attendance at the premiere: http://www.democraticunderground.com

  4. Margie says:

    Can’t wait to see this film, and I’d love to see it at the St. Louis premiere. Steve-O, keep us posted!

  5. mike says:

    Tickets can be purchased for the St. Louis shows at the Tivoli at the following link: http://www.movietickets.com/house_detail.asp?house_id=661&rdate=7%2F27%2F2006

    The movie will run for eight nights there starting July 27. The tickets for opening night will probably go pretty fast, so if you want to be there that night, it probably makes senese to get the tickets now.

  6. Agnes Varnum says:

    GO SEE THE FILM!!! I saw it last night at an NYC screening and highly recommend. It works whether you are from St. Louis or not, but there were several former St. Louis residents in the audience who seemed to be really enamored by the city’s presence in the film.


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