Monthly Screening

18 1/2

May 12, 2022
Dan Mirvish
In this historical fiction thriller/comedy, Connie is a White House stenographer in 1974 who obtains the infamous 18½-minute gap in President Richard Nixon’s Watergate tapes. She wants to leak the tape to reporter Paul, which could bring down the Nixon Presidency. They meet up in St. Michael's, Maryland, and their search for a working reel-to-reel player leads them to friendly swingers, paranoid hippies, and the one-eyed proprietor of a Chesapeake motel. Once the tape starts playing, though, it’s clear that nefarious forces might also be out to get it.