GenWex Presents: Reel Politics, a gathering for politically minded conversation and friendly debate before a screening one of the greatest political films of all time, Sidney Lumet’s Network. As the election season heats up, it seems everyone (red, blue, or other) has politics on the brain, including us. Your hosts for the evening are some of the city’s leading political types: Mike Brown, press secretary for Columbus’s mayor, Mike Coleman, and Jim Coleman, from the environmental group Ohio’s Tomorrow. No matter where your political allegiance lays, this is sure to be a strong ticket. Please RSVP if you are planning to attend.
The gathering begins and the cash bar opens at 5:30 PM.
The film screens at 7 PM.
Sidney Lumet’s Network is biting satire about network TV news and rating wars. Released at a time when there were only three major networks and no 24-hour news channels, it's still remarkably relevant and on target. Faye Dunaway, Peter (“I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!”) Finch (posthumously), scripter Paddy Chayefsky, and Beatrice Straight (in the briefest performance to win the award) all captured Oscars. Also with William Holden, Robert Duvall, and Ned Beatty. (121 mins., 35mm)
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Added by Wexner Center on March 25, 2008