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.
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