Crashing The Party (film)
|Crashing The Party|
|Directed by||David Sigal|
|Edited by||Trevor Laurence|
Magic Lantern Pictures
|Distributed by||Passion River Films|
Crashing The Party is a 2016 American documentary film about the people and methods behind the Democratic Party's rise from 1980s irrelevance to 1990s prominence with the election of Bill Clinton as president in 1992.
With the survival of the Democratic Party at stake after its worst three presidential losses, a little-known Bill Clinton and a band of insurgents at the Democratic Leadership Council challenged the establishment to retake their party and the White House.
The film was called "The story of the party’s dramatic rise from the ashes" by The Guardian.
Eleanor Clift said in March, 2016 that the film was "A movie pick for Republicans frantically trying to figure out how to revive what remains of the Grand Old Party now that Donald Trump has thrown it into the hole it dug for itself."
The film interviews many of the central players in the resurgence of the Democratic Party, including:
- Bill Clinton, 1992 Presidential Candidate and 42nd Governor of Arkansas
- Tom Brokaw
- Al From
- Paul Begala
- Jesse Jackson
- Chuck Robb
- Dick Gephardt
- Sam Nunn
- Haley Barbour
- How to rebuild a party: the Democrats' comeback is a lesson for Republicans, by David Smith, The Guardian, April 4, 2016,
- After Trump Destroys GOP, Republicans Should Follow Bill Clinton’s Path, by Eleanor Clift, The Daily Beast, March 31, 2016
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