Co-directed by former congressman Robert J. Mrazek, “The Congressman” reveals an intimate, human look at the way we view politics and change. Mrazek represented the Democrat congressional district on Long Island from 1983 to 1993, and retired after accusations that he and other politicians repeatedly overdrew their checking accounts at the House bank. With these facts in mind, we may get a multi-faceted look at what it means to serve in Congress.
Following pessimistic and frustrated Maine Congressman Charlie Winship, “The Congressman” begins with a major media crisis after he refuses to stand and say the Pledge of Allegiance. After retreating to a small island in his district to solve a fishing scandal, Winship takes his career and life into perspective, and starts to find purpose and faith in himself and his country. The movie stars Treat Williams (“127 Hours”), Ryan Merriman (“42”), George Hamilton (“The Godfather: Part III”) and Elizabeth Marvel (“Lincoln”).
“The Congressman” will debut at the Sarasota Film Festival next month, followed by a theatrical release on April 29. View the trailer above and the poster below.