Center for American Progress

EVENT ADVISORY: Screening of ‘The Oath’ and Panel Discussion
Press Advisory

EVENT ADVISORY: Screening of ‘The Oath’ and Panel Discussion

Washington, D.C.The Center for American Progress’ Reel Progress program will host a screening of “The Oath,” a raw and riotous film from the producers of “Get Out” and “BlacKkKlansman.”

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 progressive news junkie, and his more level-headed 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. As the Thanksgiving deadline to sign approaches, the combination of sparring relatives, Chris’ 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.

Following the screening, please join us for a conversation with the film’s director, writer, and star, Ike Barinholtz, as well as Amanda Terkel, the 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.

Press are welcome to RSVP using this link.


Featured panelists:
Ike Barinholtz, director, writer, and actor, “The Oath”
Amanda Terkel, Washington Bureau Chief, HuffPost


October 2, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET


Landmark E Street Cinema
E Street, between 10th Street and 11th Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

Space is extremely limited. RSVP required to attend.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.

This film contains strong language and depictions of violence.

For more information, please contact Chris Ford at [email protected] or 202.741.6277.