: ‘The Oath’
A Reel Progress screening and discussion
From the producers of “Get Out” and “BLACKkKLANSMAN” comes a raw and riotous political comedy for divisive times.
A controversial White House policy turns family member against family member in “The Oath,” a savagely funny dark comedy about surviving life and Thanksgiving in the age of political tribalism. When Chris (Ike Barinholtz), a high-strung 24-hour progressive news junkie, and his more levelheaded wife Kai (Tiffany Haddish) learn that citizens are being asked to sign a loyalty oath to the President, their reaction is disbelief, followed by idealistic refusal. But as the Thanksgiving deadline to sign approaches, the combination of sparring relatives, Chris’s own agitation and the unexpected arrival of two government agents (John Cho and Billy Magnussen) sends an already tense holiday dinner gathering completely off the rails. As timely as it is outrageous, “The Oath” is a gleefully wicked reinvention of the traditional holiday comedy for our divisive political times.
Please join the Center for American Progress’ Reel Progress program for a screening of “The Oath” at Landmark E Street Cinema, followed by a conversation with Ike Barinholtz, director, writer, and star of The Oath, and Amanda Terkel, Washington Bureau Chief of HuffPost.
“The Oath” opens in theaters in Washington, D.C., on October 12, 2018. Click here to view the film’s trailer.
This film contains strong language and depictions of violence.
Ike Barinholtz, Director/Writer/Actor, The Oath
Amanda Terkel, Washington Bureau Chief, HuffPost