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History Happy Hour: Politics in Film

Friday, March 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Every generation gets the cinematic politicians that Hollywood wants it to see. Films, both fiction and documentary, are a fascinating chronicle of how we as a society feel about our nation and its government. How have they portrayed our government officials, from the town down, in good and bad economic times, war and peace, and in the current polarizing political climate? Join Christopher Llewellyn Reed for a selection of takes on Uncle Sam, past and present, and a discussion of how such representations have reflected and influenced the public sphere. He’ll break down All the President’s Men, Bowling for Columbine, Citizenfour, Lincoln, Malcolm X, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Right Stuff, Why We Fight – exploring the changing attitudes towards government over time.

Mr. Reed is a film critic, filmmaker, and professor and Chair of Film & Moving Image at Stevenson University. He is the lead film critic at Hammer to Nail, an online magazine devoted to independent cinema, and a regular commentator for the Roughly Speaking podcast.

Advanced ticket sales end at 5:00pm on 3/15. All guests are $20 at the door.

History Happy Hours include happy hour drinks and snacks.  History Happy Hours are sponsored by Therrien Waddell Construction Group.


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Professor Christopher Llewellyn Reed of Stevenson University