Released in 1997, during the tumultuous second term of President Bill Clinton, Wag the Dog is a much loved and highly praised political and satirical black comedy starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro. The film centers on a spin doctor and a Hollywood producer who fabricate a war in Albania to distract voters from a presidential sex scandal. Hoffman was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar and screenwriters David Mamet and Hillary Henkin were both nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Date: Thursday, August 3
Location: Swift House Inn
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Dennis Leary, Andrea Martin