Feature film (2005)

All politics is local in this hilarious burlesque of a documentary following a tightly run mayoral race in the small town of  Bogota, New Jersey. When the much-reviled—and legally blind--Republican incumbent Steven Lonegan (whose sins include slashing the local high-school football team’s budget) boldly announces he will run for re-election, the citizens  of Bogota go on the offensive to unseat him. Enter Democrat Fred Pesce, coaxed from retirement to share the ticket.  With his health in question, and his politics compared to those of Tony Soprano, the field is wide open for sight-challenged town booster and former local football hero Dave Musikant to step in as a long-shot write-in independent candidate--officially making it the only mayoral race in the nation where two of the three candidates are legally blind!  Add to the mix the machinations of Jesse “The Body” Ventura’s campaign manager, Anytown, USA resonates as  an all-too-familiar look at the charade of partisan politics in our increasingly polarized nation. You will laugh because it hurts, and cry because it is all just too funny.

A Film by Juan Dominguez and Kristian Fraga

Directed by: Kristian Fraga

Produced by: John L. Sikes, Jaun Dominguez and Michael Bridenstine

Executive Producers: Tom Fontana, Steven Beer, Marc J. Perez, Douglas Tirola and Kristian Fraga

Distributed by: Film Movement

A campaign for mayor that takes unexpected, and heartbreaking twists and turns.
— The New York Times
...more twists than an episode of ‘Lost’...It’s a nail biting drama
— The Star Ledger