The year 2000 brought the United States system of Democracy to a crisis point. After eight years of Democratic Party control, America witnessed a dramatic changing of the guard. The Republican Party won the presidency, while failing to win the popular vote. As a result of polling irregularities in the state of Florida and an inordinate number of discarded ballots, the Supreme Court stepped in to decide the election in an unprecedented move. Debate ran rampant throughout the country, from the streets to the courts, as the entire world looked on. Last Party was there to capture this historic moment in history.
Last Party 2000 is a feature-length documentary that explores the state of democracy in America while chronicling the extraordinary 2000 United States Presidential Election. Hosted by one of America s most talented actors, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Last Party 2000 takes us on a journey deep into the belly of the phenomenon we call American politics. Much more than a play-by-play of the major party campaigns and their candidates, Last Party 2000 confronts the important issues and gives a voice to the people that didn t make the headlines.
With a fresh, irreverent style, Last Party 2000 s directors, Donovan Leitch and Rebecca Chaiklin provide a smart and entertaining alternative to the overly sanitized press coverage. By juxtaposing what happened in the streets with what happened on the political stage, LAST PARTY 2000 reveals a gulf between campaign rhetoric and reality.