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‘The Front Runner’ Rolls Into Middleburg Film Festival

Political flick starring Hugh Jackman gets star billing at area event

Director Jason Reitman, left, and actor Hugh Jackman attend a photo call for “The Front Runner” at the Crosby Street Hotel on Sept. 24 in New York City. (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images file photo)

Can’t wait for this weekend’s screening of Hugh Jackman’s latest star turn, “The Front Runner,” at the Middleburg Film Festival and subsequent chat with director Jason Reitman? Fret not. Roll Call’s Political Theater podcast recently discussed the movie — about former Colorado Sen. Gary Hart’s short-lived and prophetic presidential run, starring Jackman and Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons — with Reitman and co-writers Matt Bai and Jay Carson. 

Have a listen to What ‘The Front Runner’ Says About Today’s Politics

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