Middlebury Community Classic Film Club screening and discussion of “The Candidate” (1972) What happens when an idealistic candidate for the US Senate faces the real pressures of our commercializing political system? Will he become just another product to be branded, merchandized, and sold? While this film (featuring Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, and Melvyn Douglas) was made almost forty years ago its themes are uncomfortably relevant in our own time.  Free and open to the public.