“WHAT THE HELL IS THE PRES­I­DENCY FOR?”

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES - WITH NEALA JOHN­SON

7.30PM, HIS­TORY

This timely doc­u­men­tary – subti­tled LBJ’s Bat­tle For Civil Rights – is a good com­pan­ion piece to the re­cent HBO movie All the Way. Hand­ily, one of that movie’s stars, An­thony Mackie, nar­rates. In the midst of Black Lives Mat­ter and a US elec­tion bat­tle in which big­otry has be­come an is­sue, it makes for a good re­minder that 52 years ago, one politi­cian stood up when it mat­tered.

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