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Convention (2009)

 -  Documentary  -  June 2009 (USA)
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A group of documentary filmmakers chronicle the 2008 Democratic National Convention.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katherine Archuleta ...
Chantal Unfug ...
Guillermo Vidal ...
Curtis Hubbard ...
Mark Cohen ...
Himself - Recreate 68
Barbara Cohen ...
Herself - Recreate 68
Glenn Spagnuolo ...
Himself - Recreate 68
Jim Hanson ...
Himself - Counter-Protester
Allison Sherry ...
Herself - Denver Post
Lee Ann Colacioppo ...
Lizzie Brubaker ...
Herself - Intern
Steve Hildebrand ...
Himself - Obama Campaign
Diana DeGette ...
Gregory Moore ...
Himself - Denver Post


In 2008, the Democratic Party came in Denver to nominate Barack Obama and Joe Biden. The camera takes us from just before the convention to its end, staying mostly away from the convention floor to focus on three groups: a handful of staff from the mayor's office tending to minor problems and worrying about a group of protesters, three of the organizers of daily protests (called "Recreate 68"), and a group of reporters from the Denver Post. A reporter has a brief meltdown, the protest marches are feeble, and the police presence is intimidating. Banal minutia of parade permits, traffic, delegate credentialing, and bullhorn instructions give the film details and texture. Written by <>

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