Party For One: Election’s Powerful Pariah

Pick Flick.  She’s got the smarts. She’s got the tenacity. And she’s got the sweater vests.  Alexander Payne’s Election (1999) charts the gloves-off race for student body president at Carver High in Omaha, Nebraska. It’s a vicious and corrupt campaign, marred by personal vendettas, shameless electoral fraud, and even more shameless hissy fits. Leading the […]