Head of State

Election Film Fest 2016

Director: 
Chris Rock
Year: 
2003
Rating: 
PG-13
Run Time: 
95 mins
Cast: 
Chris Rock, Bernie Mac, Lynn Whitfield
For our special election film fest series we will be scheduling an additional evening screening (day and time TBA weekly).

A low-level Washington, D.C., public servant, Mays Gilliam (Chris Rock), is thrust into the national spotlight when he's asked by Martin Geller (Dylan Baker), the head of the Democratic Party, to run for president after the party's presidential and vice-presidential nominees are killed in a plane crash. The odds are against Gilliam, mostly because he has a penchant for telling the truth about what is wrong with the country. Remarkably, his straight-talking style catches on with the public.