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Virginia Film Festival: 'An Acceptable Loss'

Jamie Lee Curtis from movie Acceptable Loss

Virginia Film Festival: 'An Acceptable Loss'

Joe Chappelle, Barbara Perry, Todd Sechser

Saturday, November 03, 2018
5:30PM - 7:30PM (EDT)
Event Details

Join us at the 2018 Virginia Film Festival for a discussion with writer-director Joe Chappelle, producer Colleen Griffen, and Miller Center Senior Fellow Todd Sechser, moderated by the Miller Center's Barbara Perry

An Acceptable Loss, directed by Joe Chapelle and featuring Tika Sumpter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ben Tavassoli, Jeff Hephner, Deanna Dunagan, and Alex Weisman, tells the story of former U.S. security advisor Elizabeth “Libby” Lamm, who leaves politics to pursue a university teaching position. Damaging details of her past emerge, and amid scandal, U.S. President Rachel Burke and Chief of Staff Adrian pressure Libby to remain loyal to their administration. Libby’s path to redemption is complicated by a mysterious student stalking her. Knowledge of Rachel’s cunning tactics and Adrian’s unyielding allegiance to the presidency force Libby to question the lengths to which her former associates are willing to go to maintain their political status.

 

When
Saturday, November 03, 2018
5:30PM - 7:30PM (EDT)
Add to Calendar 2018-11-03 17:30:00 2018-11-03 19:30:00 Virginia Film Festival: 'An Acceptable Loss' Join us at the 2018 Virginia Film Festival for a discussion with writer-director Joe Chappelle, producer Colleen Griffen, and Miller Center Senior Fellow Todd Sechser, moderated by the Miller Center's Barbara Perry An Acceptable Loss, directed by Joe Chapelle and featuring Tika Sumpter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ben Tavassoli, Jeff Hephner, Deanna Dunagan, and Alex Weisman, tells the story of former U.S. security advisor Elizabeth “Libby” Lamm, who leaves politics to pursue a university teaching position. Damaging details of her past emerge, and amid scandal, U.S. President Rachel Burke and Chief of Staff Adrian pressure Libby to remain loyal to their administration. Libby’s path to redemption is complicated by a mysterious student stalking her. Knowledge of Rachel’s cunning tactics and Adrian’s unyielding allegiance to the presidency force Libby to question the lengths to which her former associates are willing to go to maintain their political status.   St. Anne’s-Belfield School Grisham Hall 2132 Ivy Road Charlottesville, VA 22903 Miller Center millercenter@virginia.edu America/New_York public
Where
St. Anne’s-Belfield School
Grisham Hall
2132 Ivy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Speakers
Joe Chappelle directing Chicago Fire TV show

Joe Chappelle

Joe Chappelle is an executive producer/director based in Chicago. He has worked as a director and executive producer for Chicago Fire since 2011. Chappelle's previous television experience include producer/director on CSI: Miami, co-executive producer/director on The Wire, and executive producer/director on Fringe. All combined, Chappelle has produced more than 175 hours of episodic television working with Dick Wolf, David Simon, JJ Abrams, and Jerry Bruckheimer.

Barbara Perry

Barbara Perry

Barbara A. Perry is the Gerald L. Baliles Professor and Director of Presidential Studies at the Miller Center, where she co-directs the Presidential Oral History Program. She has authored or edited 12 books on presidents, First Ladies, the Kennedy family, the Supreme Court, and civil rights and civil liberties. She served as a U.S. Supreme Court Fellow and has worked for both Republican and Democratic members of the Senate.

Todd Sechser

Todd Sechser

Todd S. Sechser is a faculty senior fellow at the Miller Center and the Pamela Feinour Edmonds and Franklin S. Edmonds Jr. Discovery Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia and Professor of Public Policy at the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Sechser's research interests include deterrence, coercive diplomacy, military technology, and nuclear security. He is coauthor of the book Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

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