Carville and Matalin: A Partisan Love Story

Mar 20, 2012

As revealing as Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker’s The War Room is, there was even more happening behind the scenes of Bill Clinton’s 1992 election campaign that it doesn’t show. For instance, what was really going on with those unlikeliest of bedfellows, James Carville and Mary Matalin, Democratic and Republican political consultants, respectively, and romantic partners? In their 2008 sequel, Return of the War Room, available as a supplement on Criterion’s special edition of The War Room, Hegedus and Pennebaker got the two to open up about how it felt to be on opposite sides of a presidential campaign.

Carville and Matalin: A Partisan Love Story