103 MIN
July 14th
Cinema House, Grand Hall

Election is a sharp and satirical comedy about an overachieving high school student, Tracy Flick, who will do whatever it takes to become student body president. The story unfolds in a suburban high school and centers on the increasingly desperate attempts by her well-meaning but disillusioned teacher, Jim McAllister, to prevent her from winning the election.

Pilar Miró Award - Best New Director, Valladolid IFF, Spain, 1999; Best Actress, National Society of Film Critics’ Awards, USA, 2000

Cast & Crew
Producers: Albert Berger, David Gale, Keith Samples, Ron Yerxa
Director: Alexander Payne
Script: Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor (based on the novel by Tom Perrotta)
Director of Photography: James Glennon
Production Design: Jane Ann Stewart
Music: Rolfe Kent
Sound: Patrick Cyccone Jr., Richard Kitting
Editor: Kevin Tent
Cast: Matthew Broderick,Reese Witherspoon ,Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell
Production. MTV Films, Paramount Pictures, Bona Fide Productions

Alexander Payne
The grandson of Greek immigrants, Alexander Payne grew up in Nebraska, USA. He studied at Stanford University before earning a Master's Degree in Film Directing at UCLA. He has made eight feature films, which have been nominated for a total of 24 Oscars, including four times for Best Picture and three times for Best Director. He has won twice for Best Adapted Screenplay, and his latest, The Holdovers, won Best Supporting Actress. 

Citizen Ruth (1996), Election (1999), About Schimdt (2002), Sideways (2004), The Descendants (2011), Nebraska (2013), Downsizing (2017), The Holdovers (2023).