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FILM: Grassroots (15)

Based on the book Zioncheck For President by Phil Campbell, Grassroots dramatises the true story of a political activist who ran for Seattle City Council on a single platform and inspired voters with his unerring devotion.

Unemployed music critic Grant Cogswell (Joel David Moore) is passionate about the construction of a monorail to drag his local community into the 21st century and attract new business to the area.

However, powerful councillor Richard McIver (Cedric The Entertainer) and his cronies have their own priorities so Grant decides to run for the city council and employs journalist Phil Campbell (Jason Biggs) to run his campaign.

McIver has money and personal connections that should guarantee re-election but Grant’s determination and spirit are infectious and he rallies a huge crowd of misfits and eccentrics behind him to pose a serious threat to McIver’s rule.

Released: November 9 (UK & Ireland, selected cinemas), 98 mins

 

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