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You drank all the bottled water after last month’s Code Orange subsided; Karl Rove is becoming indistinguishable from the giant puppet effigies carried by anti-war protesters; we’re going to war against the advice of the entire universe. Want to return to a simpler, more innocent day, when government sex scandals were the biggest political events going? Yes, kids, long ago the American people were obsessed over a legislator’s sex life: He was outed by the proprietor of a gay prostitution ring. Later, the country sat entranced as a president was impeached for fooling with an intern. In Let’s Get Frank, Bart Everly compiles C-SPAN clips of Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank’s participation in Clinton’s impeachment woes and follows the outspoken Democrat to speeches and media appearances as he recounts his own scandal, offers perspicacious commentary on his colleague’s ambitions, and nails the strategies of both parties like the smooth old pol he is. Good times. The film screens at 7:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1530 P St. NW. $15. (202) 986-1119. (Arion Berger)