New Film Chronicles Former Pennsylvania State Treasurer R. Budd Dwyer’s Controversial Death

One of the most horrific events to ever befall Pennsylvania politics was the suicide of R. Budd Dwyer at a press conference in Harrisburg.  The embattled PA Treasurer was facing jail time for supposedly taking a bribe in office.  He shot himself and the footage was broadcast live.  The media assumed the press conference was to announce his resignation from office.  Instead, Dwyer pulled a .357 from a manila envelope, placed the barrel in this mouth and pulled the trigger as cameras rolled. 

23 years later, a new film has been made to examine this tragedy.  “Honest Man: The Life Of R. Budd Dwyer” is showing at Harrisburg’s Midtown Cinema today through November 18th.  Shows are at 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 p.m. daily.  The film is unrated.

Midtown Cinema, 250 Reily St., Harrisburg.

Cost: $6 matinee, $7 evenings.

Voice:  (717) 909-6566 

Internet:  www.midtowncinema.com.

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