The Diplomat


State Theatre Wed, Jul 29, 2015 9:15 PM
Bijou by the Bay Thu, Jul 30, 2015 9:00 AM
Film Info
Release Year:2015
Runtime:104 min.
Production Country:Afghanistan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Al Gore
Diane Sawyer
Ronan Farrow
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Christiane Amanpour
Henry Kissinger
Director:David Holbrooke
Produced by:Stacey Reiss
Screenwriter:David Holbrooke
Cinematography:Adam Vardy
Editing By:Seth Bomse
Music By:Graham Reynolds


With a career spanning half a century, serving the Presidential administrations of Carter, Clinton, and Obama, Richard Holbrooke left behind an unparalleled legacy as one of America’s most influential foreign ambassadors when he passed away suddenly in 2010. Holbrooke’s impact can be seen on foreign policy and peacemaking dating from the Vietnam War to Afghanistan, including his negotiation of the end to the Bosnian conflict in 1995. But for his son David, he left behind an enigma. To better understand his distinguished but often absent father, David Holbrooke set out to explore his father’s world and capture it on film. At once deeply personal and caught up in the sweep of American history, David’s film is a thoroughly fascinating look at a larger-than-life public servant through the eyes of his family, and those he served and worked with, including Bill and Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, and John Kerry. In Person: Director David Holbrooke and producer Stacey Reiss.