Arlington International Film Festival HIGH SCHOOL CATEGORY

Thu 24th Sep 15: CAMBRIDGE AIFF KICK-OFF SCREENING

JAMES BAKER: The Man Who Made Washington Work
https://vimeo.com/115994958

Q&A with filmmaker, Eric Stange & Guest
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge


The Arlington International Film Festival and the Cambridge Public Library are proud to co-present a 90-minute documentary that tells the story of James A. Baker, III, a remarkable American politician and statesman who represents a time when our government functioned, when Congress got things done, when presidents and politicians worked together.
October 1st, 6:00 PM, residents of Cambridge are invited to the screening of JAMES BAKER: The Man Who Made Washington Work. Come and talk with filmmaker, Eric Stange about the process of filming and what motived he and his production team to make a film about James Baker.
Background: Baker, now 83, helped get three presidents elected, served in top posts for two of them, and was a central player in some of the most momentous events of the late 20th century.
With candid testimony from Baker, and firsthand accounts from former presidents Clinton, Carter, and Bush Sr., former Secretaries of State Rice and Kissinger, former Vice president Cheney, as well as a host of other Washington insiders, journalists and historians, the James Baker documentary The Man Who Made Washington Work is an eye-opening behind-the-scenes story of power, persuasion and diplomacy at the highest levels.
Much more than a biography, the film uses the lens of Baker’s experience and insights to present an exciting and fast-moving analysis of how Baker used his innate political skills, masterful negotiating instincts and a deft diplomatic touch to bring about change on the domestic and world stages.
\"Decades after his quarter-century in Washington as White House chief of staff, treasury secretary and secretary of state, James Baker III still cherishes his hard-earned reputation as a pragmatist who could maneuver the levers of power and the minds of men to get things done.\" Houston Chronicle

The Arlington International Film Festivals mission is to foster appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through independent film and to nurture the next generation of filmmakers. AIFF screens narrative and documentary features and shorts plus special categories of shorts by high school and college student filmmakers. Panel discussions or Q & A’s follow many special screenings, framing provocative conversations with filmmakers/producers, academics, as well as the business community. www.AIFFest.org

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