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The Real American: Joe McCarthy

Cold Warriors
Monday, August 7
El Paso Public Library
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Few politicians are more closely associated with the Cold War than U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy. The Real American takes a relatively straightforward look at the life and rise of the charismatic, Commie-baiting Wisconsin politician and former judge, whose name became synonymous with making accusations of treason without evidence. German director Lutz Hachmeister employs archival footage with insightful contemporary interviews with friends, relatives and enemies, but his use of re-enactments, while well-acted, are distracting.

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Starring: John Sessions, Justine Waddell
Rated: NR