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Friday, October 9 • 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Election: Film Screening and Conversation with Author Tom Perrotta

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This event is now available to watch on our YouTube page, alongside the rest of our 2020 festival programming.

Co-presented by SFFILM and San Francisco Chronicle

“A neatly written, nimble-witted novel...a good-natured, John Irvingesque portrait of the contemporary world...seamless storytelling.”—The Washington Post

From the bestselling author of The Leftovers, Little Children, and Mrs. Fletcher, Tom Perrotta's second novel Election, about a high school election that brings out the worst in everyone, was published in 1998, followed by the beloved 1999 film adaptation starring Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick. The black-humored story of a young girl named Tracy Flick who wants to be President of Winwood High, an election engulfed by sex scandals, smear campaigns, and behind-the-scenes power brokers, captures the texture of high school life in all its humor, sadness, realism, and irreverence. Join author Tom Perrotta as he discusses the origins of the story, and its enduring appeal, with Election film producers Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa. Viewers are encouraged to watch the film in advance, and come prepared with questions! FREE, $10-15 suggested donation

Watch ELECTION here -- https://www.amazon.com/Election-Matthew-Broderick/dp/B0023CIY0G

Registration is required for Zoom access. Spots are limited.
Event will also be livecasted on Facebook Live.

Buy the book here -- https://bookshop.org/a/11096/9780425167281
Browse Litquake's bookstore here -- https://bookshop.org/shop/litquake

Speakers
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Tom Perrotta

Tom Perrotta is the bestselling author of nine works of fiction, including Election and Little Children, both of which were made into Oscar-nominated films, and The Leftovers, which was adapted into a critically acclaimed, Peabody Award-winning HBO series. His other books inc... Read More →
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Albert Berger

Albert Berger formed Bona Fide Productions with Ron Yerxa in 1992. Their producing credits include King of the Hill, Election, Cold Mountain, Little Children, and Best Picture Academy Award Nominees Little Miss Sunshine and Nebraska.Their recent films include Juliet, Naked (Rose... Read More →
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Ron Yerxa

Ron Yerxa formed Bona Fide Productions with Albert Berger in 1992 and they still remain producing partners. Their films include KING OF THE HILL, ELECTION, COLD MOUNTAIN, LITTLE CHILDREN, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE and NEBRASKA.Yerxa and Berger were the co-executive producers of the recent... Read More →



Friday October 9, 2020 7:00pm - 8:15pm PDT
Virtual!