‘A Face In The Crowd’ – Film & Potluck

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Date(s) - Oct 16, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm



This groundbreaking film from 1957 (with Patricia Neal and Andy Griffith, directed by Elia Kazan) is both surprising and thought provoking. Set in the early years of television, it shows the sources of television’s power to gather and control national audiences, and to create and empower a demagogue. Often considered Elia Kazan’s masterpiece, it stars Andy Griffith in a powerful and disturbing role, quite the opposite of his later TV persona.

Our focus will be on the film’s relevance to mass media and to our own political time. There will be some prepared questions and time for pointed discussion.

Please bring a main dish, salad or dessert to share.