Terence O’Malley: The President & “The Boss”

Filmmaker Terence O’Malley explores the relationship between Harry Truman and “Boss” Tom Pendergast, whose corrupt machine helped propel Truman’s political career.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
2:00pm @ Central Library

Local filmmaker Terence O’Malley employs clips from his latest documentary, Harry & Tom, to show how Harry Truman rose through public service – from county official to president of the United States – with the help of Kansas City’s notorious Pendergast political machine.

An insurance executive by day, O’Malley has produced, written, and directed two previous feature documentaries: Nelly Don: A Stitch in Time about local fashion icon Nell Donnelly, and Black Hand, Strawman, a history of organized crime in Kansas City.

Kansas City Public Library Beta