ooks like Warren Beatty skipped out on the recent presidential primaries. It's too bad. None of the current Democratic contenders can quite match the shine of Holly-wood's favorite casanova. Perhaps what frightened him away from the big race (other than his complete lack of experience) was a trip down memory lane to his 1974 film The Parallax View
. In the mystery-thriller, Beatty plays a shaggy reporter who clues in to an organization responsible for assassinating political figures. Not only does this group kill a senator, but they slowly begin taking out any reporters who witnessed the shooting. All slickly packaged and produced, this is considered one of director Alan J. Pakula's finest films--an accolade that is remarkable in that he's also responsible for Sophie's Choice
, All the President's Men
. Check out the special screening of the classic at the Carolina Theatre in Durham Tuesday, Feb. 15. See "Special Showings" for details.