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Film showing & discussion -Politics in Film
Event Type: Film
Date: 10/7/2012
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 4:30 PM
Location: Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library
Description: State of the Union
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse, Frank Capra’s State of the Union examines the impact of hard political reality on idealistic industrialist Grant Matthews (Spencer Tracy) who is drafted to run for the presidency. As a candidate, he is caught between the ruthless ambition of newspaper owner Kay Thorndyke (Angela Lansbury) who pulls the strings of his campaign and the integrity of his wife (Katherine Hepburn) who believes in the man behind the political facade. Capra presents a memorable menagerie of handshaking, backstabbing Party professionals who turn the election into an elaborate political sideshow. Matthews' disillusionment crystalizes in a coast to coast radio broadcast which climaxes the campaign.
Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center.
Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care.
Other: This event will take place in the Auditorium.
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