Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Pollack to direct film about 2000 elections

2006 AFF Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking award winner, Sydney Pollack has set his sights on the 2000 elections and the subsequent recounts for his next project.

From The Guardian:

Pollack to lead Recount

Staff and agencies
Tuesday April 3, 2007
Guardian Unlimited

Aftermath of US election 2000
The morning after... competing headlines the day after the 2000 US election. Photograph: Henny Ray Abrams/AFP/Getty

Sydney Pollack, the Oscar-winning director of Three Days of the Condor and Out of Africa, is to direct a film about the 2000 US elections that controversially brought George W Bush to power.

Entitled Recount, the movie will chronicle the month-long storm that followed election day seven years ago, when the results of the poll - which made famous hanging chads and butterfly ballots - hung on a recount of votes in Florida.

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