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Political Satire: 'Silver City' in Theaters

Independent filmmaker John Sayles' latest picture, about an election campaign in a Midwestern state, is called Silver City. NPR's Bob Mondello says it's a political lampoon in which similarities to real campaigns and campaigners are entirely intentional.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.