A collage-like fusing of nine different filmmakers’ direct cinema coverage of the historic 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, the aptly named Convention provides a unique feet-on-the-ground glimpse of the coordination and behind-the-scenes drama necessary to effectively mobilize and carry out an event of such epic proportions. Revealing a bit of the political theatre both inside and outside the arena, the film serves as an intriguing counterpoint to the headline-driven coverage of mainstream news outlets.