Return to the halls of high school for this cult tale of schoolyard politics, ruthless ambition and painstakingly well-frosted cupcakes from director Alexander Payne (Sideways, Citizen Ruth). Tracy Flick is a star student in the suburbs of Nebraska with a Type A personality and an assortment of fetching sweaters. Terminally delightful but seething with a barely contained appetite for success, her less-than-ethical approach to getting her own way raises the ire of well-liked teacher Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick). When Tracy decides to run for student body president, Jim hatches a plan to convince dim-witted jock Paul (Chris Klein) to compete for the title. But as Tracy’s campaign gets underway and she realises that nefarious forces are working against her, it ignites a hilariously acidic feud that threatens to derail the proceedings — and perhaps Jim’s entire life.
Why You Should See This Film
The film that launched Witherspoon into the exalted realm of critical darlings, Election lets the Oscar-winning actress lean into her natural flair for highly-strung cunning that she’d later bring to Big Little Lies. From its unrelentingly wicked screenplay to its pitch perfect late-‘90s aesthetic, this film is both a cinematic time capsule and a still-fresh satire of ambition, high school politics and cupcake frosting.
Presented by Elements Rising – #7. CAPRICORN
Elements Rising is a monthly series curated by Matt Lennon (Libra Sun / Scorpio Rising) and Kate Jinx (Leo Sun / Gemini Rising) that explores the cinematic side of each Zodiac sign.
PRE-FILM TAROT READINGS WITH SOUTHERN SPELLS
Pair your ticket with a pre-film tarot reading courtesy of Southern Spells. Held in our beautiful bar between 6:15 – 8:15pm, there are just eight 15-minute slots available. Make sure to book your spot early as availability is limited and will sell out fast.
Sophia Somerville (Sagittarius Sun / Leo Rising) is a Sydney-based tarot reader & writer who specialises in guiding creative people to trust their intuition. She is the resident tarot reader at Orchard St and Luna Beauty, and her esoteric writing has been featured on Sad Girls Club. You can find her offerings at southernspells.com.
Please Note: Gift Passes are not redeemable for this special event session.
- Year: 1999
- Rating: MA15+
- Director: Alexander Payne
- Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick, Chris Klein
- Duration: 103 minutes
- Language: English