Guest Host: Sam Litzinger

From “Advise and Consent” to “JFK,” Hollywood has long been enamored with American political intrigue. But fictionalized versions of our politics often stray widely from the actual historic record. We explore some of Hollywood’s greatest films about American politics, and assess whether they hold lessons for real-life current events.


  • Murray Horwitz Film historian; author; and playwright.
  • Max Alvarez Film historian and lecturer on cinema history

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