Last Party 2000

Year: 2001
Production Co: Camouflage Productions
Director: Rebecca Chaiklin/Donavan Leitch
Producer: Rebecca Chaiklin/Donavan Leitch
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ben Harper, Noam Chomsky, Susan Sarondon, Tim Robbins, Jesse Jackson, Bill Maher, Rosie O'Donnell, Melissa Etheridge, Ralph Nader, Pat Robertson, Rudolf Giuliani, Newt Gingrich, Michael Moore, Bianca Jagger, William Baldwin, Robert Downey Jr, Al Gore, Willie Nelson
By his own admission in the film, Philip Seymour Hoffman was never very political, but he transformed himself into an everyday activist student type to tread the boards of political corruption and the mess American' democracy's gotten itself into in this fascinating doco.

He was also the conduit through which the lucky producers got a wealth of big names to speak on the topic at hand, from Jesse Jackson to Michael Moore, Tim Robbins to Ben Harper, Noam Chomksy to Rudolf Giuliani.

Hoffman and the film document the last six months of the 2000 US presidential elections, shining a light on the riches, power plays and ultimately the swindle it all became.

None of it's terribly new and has been covered in films and books before, but there are so many stories in this particular conflagration, and this is as enraging and enlightening to watch as the best of them.

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