THE ASSASSINATION OF RICHARD NIXON

Jack Thompson Performs
Director: Niels Mueller 2004 95 Minutes MA15+
THE ASSASSINATION OF RICHARD NIXON Tue 06 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 03:40pm 95mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA

Set in 1973, this film is a riveting all-star drama set about one man’s plot to kill President Richard Nixon, featuring Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Naomi Watts, and Jack Thompson.

Inspired by true events, the film blends 1970s New Hollywood grit with the cerebral energy of the best of modern American independent cinema. Sean Penn plays Sam Bicke, a salesman whose collapsing marriage and life lead him to develop a violent obsession with the sitting President. Thompson shines in the supporting role of Bicke’s beleaguered boss, while Penn radiates with a fanatical intensity that drives the gripping story.

The Assassination of Richard Nixon will screen from a rare archival 35mm print.

Details

Year:2004
Classification:MA15+
Country:USA
Language:English
Director:Niels Mueller
Producer:Alfonso Cuarón, Jorge Vergara
Cast:Sean Penn, Jack Thompson, Naomi Watts
Script:Niels Mueller, Kevin Kennedy
Program strand:Jack Thompson Performs
Rights:Roadshow Films