UNH Hosts Premier Screening
Of Documentary About 2004 Democratic Presidential Primary
Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations
Oct. 19, 2004
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DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire’s Center
for the Humanities Documentary Film Series will host the premier
screening of "The Nice Man Cometh," a film that provides
a unique look at the 2004 Democratic Presidential Primary, Tuesday,
Oct. 26, 2004, at 7 p.m. in Theater I of the Memorial Union Building.
The screening, with a discussion to follow, is free and open to
As the final week of frenzied campaigning gets underway, the screening
and discussion with filmmaker James Tucker, associate professor
of sociology at UNH, and the star, Lothar Patten, will provide an
opportunity for pause and reflection about America’s political
priorities as the candidates pace themselves through the campaign-trail
"The Nice Man Cometh" focuses on Patten, a formerly homeless
man with the “gift of gab and a heart of gold” as he
follows eight Democratic presidential candidates from the summer
of 2003 through the New Hampshire primary. Along the way, Patten
asks the candidates about homelessness and a variety of other issues.
Lothar connects with several candidates and eventually chooses the
one person he thinks most deserves to live in the White House.
The film also features John Kerry, John Edwards, Dick Gephardt,
Joe Lieberman, Howard Dean, Wesley Clark, Dennis Kucinich, Carol
Moseley-Braun, Ralph Nader, Al Sharpton, James Carville, George
Stephanoupolis, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen.
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