Legislative Session in Four Hours

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Call this taking one for the team: A few of us caught a preview screening of State Legislature, the new documentary by Frederick Wiseman, which recounts his exhaustive coverage of the 2004 session of the Idaho Legislature.

At four hours long, it's a commitment. But for aficionados of Idaho politics, there's nothing finer.

Favorite scenes: Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis tearing into Laird Maxwell; Dan Popkey criticizing his own paper's "bad editorial judgment," and certain lawmakers showing how the years have actually been very, very kind.

Idaho Public Television (Channel 4) will be showing the film next Wednesday, June 13 at 8 p.m. locally.