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Treat Williams Explores Politics in ‘The Congressman,’ ‘Confirmation’

Politics has provided a backdrop to Treat Williams’ acting career dating back to his breakout role as anti-war hippie Berger in Hair. Now, Williams appears on-screen in this election year portraying members of the elected class—both historic and fictional—in a pair of films exploring divisive discourse in Washington, D.C.

In The Congressman, the Closing Night Film for the Sarasota Film Festival, Williams portrays principled Congressman Charlie Winship, a politician who finds himself in a public relations nightmare after declining to recite the Pledge of Allegiance to start the workday. Sarasota cinephiles saw the only festival screening of the comedy on April 9 at the Sarasota Opera House. The film will open in New York and Los Angeles on April 29. But before that, Williams fans can see the actor portray the late Sen. Ted Kennedy in Confirmation, a film exploring the controversial Clarence Thomas confirmation to the Supreme Court that premieres on HBO this Saturday, April 16. We spoke with Williams at the Longboat Key Club Resort about both roles. Continue reading Treat Williams Explores Politics in ‘The Congressman,’ ‘Confirmation’

George Hamilton will not attend SFF Closing Night

HamiltonGeorge Hamilton has canceled an appearance at this year’s Sarasota Film Festival due to scheduling conflicts. Hamilton was expected to come to town in support of Closing Night film The Congressman and to participate in an In Conversation event about the film.

Treat Williams, the lead actor in the film, and Robert Mrazek, former U.S. Congressman and writer of the film, will still be in attendance both at the In Conversation and at Closing Night festivities, as well as a special Cinema Politicale event this evening at Michael’s on East.